They gather in darkness, sharing ancient and arcane knowledge as they manipulate the very matter of reality itself. Spells and conjuration; legerdemain and prestidigitation – these are the mistresses and masters of the esoteric arts. From the otherworldly visions of Conan Doyle’s father in Audrey Niffenegger’s ‘The Wrong Fairy’ to the diabolical political machinations... [click here for more]
From sorcerous bridges that link worlds to the simple traditions of country folk; from the mysterious natures of twins to the dangerous powers of obligation and contract. Laden with perils for both the adventurous and the unsuspecting, magic is ultimately a contradiction: endlessly powerful but never without consequence, and rigidly defined by rules of its own making.
Award-winning Jonathan Strahan... [click here for more]
Roll the Bones!
In a world ruled by chance, one rash decision could bring down the house, one roll of the dice could bring untold wealth, or the end of everything. The players have gathered around the table, each to tell their story - often dark, always compelling. Within you will find tales of the players and the played, lives governed by games deadly, weird, or downright bizarre.
Multi-award winning... [click here for more]
“All right. Here’s another haunted house story for you. Pay attention. There will be questions later. Maybe even a written exam!”
Irongrove Lodge is a house of stories. It draws those with tales to tell, and it shapes it inhabitants through its own constantly evolving story.
An extraordinary boy finds an extraordinary place. When he opens a door that shouldn’t be there,... [click here for more]
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.
Fiction: "The Leavings of the Wolf" -- Elizabeth Bear "The Bread We Eat in Dreams" -- Catherynne M. Valente "This Creeping Thing" -- Robert Shearman
Poetry: "Lion Heart" -- Tim Pratt "Wight"... [click here for more]
'They didn’t see the house until they were practically on top of it. A single building emerging from the dark. It didn’t look welcoming. But the front door was open. The door was wide open.'
Irongrove Lodge – a building with history; the very bricks and grounds imbued with the stories of those who have walked these corridors, lived in these rooms. These are the tales of an extraordinary... [click here for more]