Apex Magazine - Issue 95, April 2017
Edited by Maurice Broaddus
Cover Artist: Angelique Shelley
Review by Sam Tomaino
Apex Magazine eMagazine ISBN/ITEM#: 2157-1406
Date: 25 April 2017
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Here we have the 95th issue of Apex Magazine with four new stories and other features.
The new fiction begins with "Aunt Dissy's Policy Dream Book" by Sheree Renée Thomas. -+- Cassie's Aunt Dissy tells her that she will have the gift of the Sight. But it comes at a great cost and Cassie must learn how to use her gift, something that does not come easy. Beautifully written and atmospheric.
The second new story is "The Selkie Wives" by Kendra Fortmeyer. -+- This begins with the classic version of a fisherman taking a Selkie wife who eventually leaves him. It continues with other ways the story could go. Not happily. Entertaining variants of a classic tale.
The third new story is "Say, She Toy" by Chesya Burke. -+- Cloe is a female-shaped android put to bad uses. Chilling little tale.
The fourth new story is "Cut, Cut, Cut" by Walter Mosley. -+- Martin Hull and Marilee Frith-DeGeorgio begin dating. Martin tells her the police suspect him of killing his wife and her lover. But what Marilee discovers is much worse than that. Great story about a modern day mad scientist from a great writer.
Apex Magazine works in a unique way. If you are a subscriber, you get your issue when it's published. Otherwise, you wait a month. They are worth supporting, so check them out at their website (see link at the top of this review).