The Apex Book of World SF 5 is published!

I’m delighted to say The Apex Book of World SF 5, guest-edited by Cristina Jurado, is out now!

What was once just a mad gleam in my (admittedly, more youthful) eye has now hit its first decade(!) milestone and the fifth volume in the series. I couldn’t be happier!

This volume’s guest-editor, Cristina, did an amazing job in her story selection (below). Cover art by the great Sarah Anne Langton. Available in trade paperback and e-book now!

Also worth mentioning you can pick up the first 4 volumes in one mega-bundle right here!

And here’s a lovely review of Volume 5 from Paul di Filippo in Locus!


Table of Contents:

  • Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Singapore) — “A Series of Steaks”
  • Daína Chaviano (Cuba, translated by Matthew D. Goodwin) — “Accursed Lineage”
  • Darcie Little Badger (USA/Lipan Apache)  — “Nkásht íí”
  • T.L. Huchu (Zimbabwe) — “Ghostalker”
  • Taiyo Fujii (Japan, translated by Jim Hubbert) — “Violation of the TrueNet Security Act”
  • Vandana Singh (India) — “Ambiguity Machines: An Examination”
  • Basma Abdel Aziz (Egypt, translated by Elisabeth Jaquette) — “Scenes from the Life of an Autocrat”
  • Liliana Colanzi (Bolivia, translated by Jessica Sequeira) — “Our Dead World”
  • Bo-young Kim (South Korea, translated by Jihyun Park & Gord Sellar) — “An Evolutionary Myth”
  • Israel Alonso (Spain, translated by Steve Redwood) — “You Will See the Moon Rise”
  • Sara Saab (Lebanon) — “The Barrette Girls”
  • Chi Hui (China, translated by John Chu) — “The Calculations of Artificials”
  • Ana Hurtado (Venezuela)  — “El Cóndor del Machángara”
  • Karla Schmidt (Germany, translated by Lara M. Harmon) — “Alone, on the Wind”
  • Eliza Victoria (Philippines) — “The Seventh”
  • Tochi Onyebuchi (Nigeria/USA) — “Screamers”
  • R.S.A. Garcia (Trinidad and Tobago) — “The Bois”
  • Giovanni De Feo (Italy) — “Ugo”