Apex Magazine has announced the official release of The Book of Apex: Volume 3 of Apex Magazine edited by Catherynne M. Valente. This third volume of the series (formerly titled Descended from Darkness) gathers all original fiction published by Apex Magazine into print and eBook format chosen by Cat Valente during her fifteen issue run as editor-in-chief.

You’ll encounter strange, compelling magics interwoven within a haunted book made of vegetation, cities that come to life and go to war, and surreal suburban nightmares played out through the eyes of children. The Book of Apex: Volume 3 of Apex Magazine contains work by Seanan McGuire, Saladin Ahmed, Theodora Goss, Forrest Aguirre, Cat Rambo, Ian Tregillis, Annalee Newitz, Peter M. Ball, and many other masters of the short form.

Table Of Contents

  • “To the Mistress of the Labyrinth Give Honey” — Heather McDougal
  • “I Am Thinking of You in the Spaces Between” — Shira Lipkin
  • “Frank” — Betsy Phillips
  • “Namasté Prime” — Grá Linnaea
  • “The Whispered Thing” — Zach Lynott
  • “The Tiger Hunt” — Rabbit Seagraves
  • “The Neighborly Thing to Do” — T.J. Weyler
  • “The Widow and the Xir” — Indrapramit Das
  • “Your Cities” — Anaea Lay
  • “The Doves of Hartleigh Garden” — Kathryn Weaver
  • “Recipe Collecting in the Asteroid Belt” — Jeremy R. Butler
  • “Twilight of the Eco-Terrorist” — Annalee Newitz
  • “Biba Jibun” — Eugie Foster
  • “The Eater” — Michael J. Deluca
  • “The Dust and the Red” — Darin Bradley
  • “The Speaking Bone” — Kat Howard
  • “Close Your Eyes” — Cat Rambo
  • “Langknech and Tzi-Tzi in the Land of the Mad” — Forrest Aguirre
  • “The Itaewon Eschatology” — Douglas F. Warrick
  • “The Tolling of Pavlov’s Bells” — Seanan McGuire
  • “Pale, and from a Sea-Wave Rising” — C.S.E. Cooney
  • “Radishes” — Nick Wolven
  • “The Faithful Soldier, Prompted” — Saladin Ahmed
  • “50 Fatwas for the Virtuous Vampire” — Pamela Taylor
  • “The Green Book” — Amal El-Mohtar
  • “Still Life (A Sexagesimal Fairy Tale)” — Ian Tregillis
  • “The Girl Who Had Six Fingers” — Brenda Stokes Barron
  • “L’esprit de L’escalier” — Peter M. Ball
  • “Portage” — An Owomoyela
  • “Fair Ladies” — Theodora Goss

About The Editor: Catherynne M. Valente is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen works of fiction and poetry, including Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales series, Deathless, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making. She is the winner of the Andre Norton Award, the Tiptree Award, the Mythopoeic Award, the Rhysling Award, and the Million Writers Award. She has been nominated for the Hugo, Locus, and Spectrum Awards, the Pushcart Prize, and was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award in 2007 and 2009. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, and enormous cat.

You can pick up a copy from Amazon here: The Book of Apex: Volume 3

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