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Descended from Darkness (Apex Magazine Anthology 1)
by Jason Sizemore (Goodreads Author) , Gill Ainsworth , Lavie Tidhar , Jason Heller , Geoffrey W. Cole (Goodreads Author) , Jason Fischer (Goodreads Author) , William T. Vandemark , Jennifer Pelland , more…Joy Marchand , Jason Palmer , Ruth Nestvold (Goodreads Author) , Gord Sellar , Barbara Krasnoff (Goodreads Author) , Theodora Goss (Goodreads Author) , Ekaterina Sedia , Jamie Todd Rubin (Goodreads Author) , Peter M. Ball (Goodreads Author) , Mark Lee Pearson (Goodreads Author) , James Walton Langolf , Katherine Sparrow (Goodreads Author) , Andrew C. Porter , George Mann , Mary Robinette Kowal (Goodreads Author) , Steven Francis Murphy , Nathan Rosen …less
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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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.
Jun 07, 2010 Brainycat rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of dark horror/scifi
A whole collection of short stories about apocalypses. What's not to like?
Jan 30, 2017 Jessy rated it really liked it
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.
I was born the son of an unemployed coal miner in a tiny Kentucky Appalachian villa named Big Creek (population 400). It’s an isolated area with beautiful rolling hills, thick forests, and country folk. I lived in Big Creek until I went to college, spending my weekends cruising the Winn Dixie parking lot of ladies, partying in my cousin’s run-down three room trailer, and being a member of the bad- ...moreMore about Jason Sizemore...
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