Apex Magazine is back, baby!

What’s coming back in January, 2021?  Apex Magazine, that’s what!   The Magazine went on hiatus last year, and now funding their 2021 year through a …

Apex Magazine is back, baby!

Of the stories mentioned in this re-blogged post I have read these two:

Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience™“ by Rebecca Roanhorse

A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies“ by Alix E. Harrow

It looks as if I never posted my review for Roanhorse‘s short story over here, so without much ado I give you this:

Apex Magazine Issue 99
by Jason Sizemore (Goodreads Author) (Editor),  Rebecca Roanhorse (Goodreads Author)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Review of Rebecca Roanhorse’s Welcome to your Authentic Indian Experience™
Winner of the 2017 Nebula Award and 2018 Hugo Award for Best Short Story

Quite a mind bender. Difficult to comment without giving something away. About representation of Native Americans in SFF, about self-image, loss of self…

The second person narrative briefly confused me, but I got into it easily enough. Horrible ending, trippy indeed. Not sure what would be worse—this beeing his reality or his experience. If it‘s his experience, he at least has the chance to go back to a possibly better life, fingers crossed. 

Rebecca Roanhorse podcasts: https://rebeccaroanhorse.com/2018/06/…

1. with Native journalist and SFF writer Rob Callahan to talk all things Native SFF on KFAI Minneapolis/St. Paul.

2. talking about one of her favorite books, Erika Wurth’s Buckskin Cocaine.

3. on Publisher’s Weekly Radio talking Trail of Lightning:

And here is my blog post about her novel Trail of Lightning