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Apex Magazine Issue 82

(Apex Magazine #82)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.

Words from the Editor-in-Chief—Jason Sizemore

Agent of V.A.L.I.S. — Lavie Tidhar
Death Flowers of a Never-Forgotten Lo
Kindle Edition, 128 pages
Published February 28th 2016 by Apex Publications

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Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈
So far, this review is only for the short story, "Dolly," written by Elizabeth Bear. Some of the other stories in this volume intrigue me, so I may decide to revisit this when and if I read them.

4.5 stars

I have loved Elizabeth Bear's writing ever since I read the short story The Girl Who Sang Rose Madder. Then when I read her story The Horrid Glory of it's Wings I was hooked. She further showed her range and her incredible writing chops with Faster Gun and This Chance Planet. Ok. I get it. I'm a
Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it

i only read the elizabeth bear story dolly, at the urging of jess, and which i will review hopefully soon.
Dec 08, 2016 rated it liked it
"Agent of V.A.L.I.S." by Lavie Tidhar - The Philip K. Dick and Christian allusions were mostly lost on me. It still raised interesting questions about how much one can every truly be certain about one's own reality.

"Screaming Without a Mouth" by Travis Heermann - I'll just say I thought the use of a modern epistolary format (texts, facebook posts, emails) was well done.

"Death Flowers of a Never-Forgotten Love" by Jason Sanford - I like the idea of a lasting memorial to a relationship that others
Patrick Hurley
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Some really powerful stories in here. "Death Flower of Never-Forgotten Love" by Jason Sanford had a lovely melancholy to it. "Dolly" by Elizabeth Bear was a gripping mix of mystery and robot sci-fi. But it was "Screaming Without a Mouth" by Travis Heermann that actually came close to scaring me. Amazingly well done epistolary take on the Japanese hungry ghost--well updated for our current age of texting and emails.
James Chatham
Apr 01, 2016 rated it liked it
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This issue of Apex had some hits and misses for me. I really enjoyed the short works "Dolly", by Elizabeth Bear, and "Screaming Without a Mouth", by Travis Heermann. The rest of the short works were decent, but not great. For the most part, the poems didn't resonate with me, except for "The Sword Excalibur", by David Barber, which I quite enjoyed.
Rachel (Kalanadi)
Mar 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
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"Dolly" was great! I just keep loving Elizabeth Bear's short fiction. Lavie Tidhar's story was also intriguing - apparently about/inspired by Philip K. Dick? Weird and hallucinatory and flowed like a dream.

The Japanese hungry ghost story though? Meh....
Jason Sizemore
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