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Descended from Darkness (Apex Magazine Anthology 1)

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Visit the darker side of science fiction. From post-apocalyptic punk bands to the unearthing of ancient beings in a coal mine, from Moreau's beast men to a dreamy theatrical wonderland, explore the fiction that descends from the darkest pits of the human mind. These stories represent the first year of original online content from Apex Magazine. Enjoy work from acclaimed ma ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Apex Publications (first published 2009)
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Sep 10, 2016 Stephen rated it really liked it
Strange worlds exist in this anthology collection of early Apex Magazine work. From post-apocalypse to deranged steampunk to far off worlds of talking animals, anything can pop up in each story leaving a reader not knowing what to expect as they begin another adventure through galaxies, bizarre futures, altered pasts, and much more. These stories disturb, move to emotion, horrify, enlighten and create a certain giddiness that is hard to keep up with. Each story deserves a long discussion and mor ...more
Mar 11, 2011 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
I always really enjoy Apex Magazine's stuff. The stories deserve individual review (A NIGHT AT THE EMPIRE may have been my favorite, with the Dr. Moreau retelling a close second). One thing I noted? The Year 1 anthology had *a lot of stories* containing rape and/or sexual assault, so readers may want to be aware of that. I'm interested to compare that impression to the stories collected in the Year 2 anthology.
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Apr 06, 2010 Martel Sardina rated it really liked it
Lots of great dark sci-fi short stories in this anthology. I read the Kindle version...a great addition to your Kindle library.
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Michele Lee
Lots of my favorite stories are included here. Love having them all in one package.
This collection was dark and weird. My personal favorite stories from it were "In the Seams" by Andrew C. Porter, and "Scenting the Dark" by Mary Robinette Kowal.
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