Apex Publishing has announced plans to release The Apex World of SF, an anthology of genre short stories from around the world. Edited by Lavie Tidhar, the book focuses on Asian and European writers, including stories from China, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Croatia, France, and the Netherlands.
“This is an exciting opportunity to showcase some of the tremendous talent in the field from all around the world,” Apex publisher Jason Sizemore says. “We think this is a milestone publication in a field where, historically, genre fiction from outside the English-speaking world has been almost invisible. Tidhar has put together a unique line-up of stories.”
The anthology is book-ended by World Fantasy Award winners S.P. Somtow and Zoran Živković, while other included authors have variously won China’s Galaxy Award, Israel’s Geffen Award, France’s Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire, and Australia’s Ditmar and Aurealis awards.
The Apex World of SF exhibits once again Apex Book Company’s commitment to publishing the best in speculative fiction in all its diversity. The anthology is scheduled for release in late 2009, and is intended as the first in a series of World SF collections.
APEX PUBLICATIONS (www.apexbookcompany.com) is a small press dedicated to publishing exemplary works of dark science fiction and horror. Owned and operated by Jason B. Sizemore, Apex publishes the critically acclaimed Apex Magazine. In 2006, Apex Publishing branched into producing novellas, collections, and anthologies, earning a Bram Stoker Award nomination for the Aegri Somnia anthology in 2007.