Abyss & Apex Issue 61: 1st Quarter 2017
Edited by Wendy S. Delmater
Review by Sam Tomaino
Abyss & Apex eMagazine
Date: 29 January 2017
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The newest issue of online magazine Abyss And Apex is #61 and it's a another great issue!
The fiction begins with a novelette, "We Hit Back" by Sean Patrick Hazlett. -+- Lionel Jones is the CEO of CyberFortress Technology, a major cyber security firm. When his son, Reggie, is killed in a vicious hacking attack, he decides to go on the offensive. It's not easy and he has to deal with one big obstacle on the way. Great story!
The second story is "Blind Perseus" by Angus McIntyre. -+- When his ship is disabled by what appears to be an alien presence, it takes a blind man to find a way to fix the problem. Exciting tale with a lot of interesting back story.
The third story is "Human Child" by Pauline J. Alama. -+- Maud is a nun who disgraced her vows by having a son with the soldier, Godfrey. They have named him Toby. But Toby is taken by a fairy who says she can give him a beautiful immortal life. Is it right that Maud wants him back? Really good with a perfect ending!
The fourth story is "Soup Kitchen" by M.E. Owen. -+- Why is a comfortable soccer mom with a great family working in a soup kitchen? She tells us. It all has to do with continuing dreams she had about an alternate version of her life. Just perfect!
The first Flash Fiction story is "Angel Maker" by Katherine Toran. -+- A woman carries what seems to be a six-year-old girl to a graveyard. The reason why makes for a beautiful, exquisite tale.
The second Flash Fiction story is "Harbor Mist" by Michael Nethercott. -+- Devora, a woman in her nineties, tells a story of her mother, sisters, and brother when they arrived at Ellis Island from Russia. Very good!
The 61st issue of Abyss and Apex does not strike one false note and strikes many true ones! You should all buy this issue. You will not forget it. They fund themselves with PayPal donations and subscriptions. Check them out at their website (link at the top of this review).