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Upside Down is a collection of short fiction. Each story examines a tired trope or common cliche and twists it into something new!
Upside Down is a collection of short fiction. Each story examines a tired trope or common cliche and twists it into something new!
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    APEX MINION: For your contribution, you'll receive (1) e-Book of Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling.

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    APEX RECRUIT: For your support, you'll receive (1) softcover copy of Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling. SHIPPING: Add $5USD for U.S. & $30USD for International.

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    APEX RECRUIT: For your support, you'll receive (1) softcover copy of Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling. SHIPPING: Add $20USD for CANADA/MEXICO ONLY.

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    APEX SUPPORTER: You'll receive (1) softcover copy and (1) e-Book of Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling. You'll also receive (1) e-Book of For Exposure: the Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher and (3) complimentary digital issues of Apex Magazine. SHIPPING: Add $5USD for U.S. & $30USD for International.

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    AUTHOR/EDITOR BACKER: In addition to receiving (1) e-Book of Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, you'll also receive Apex e-Books the authors and editors contributed to previously. These are: (1) digital copy of For Exposure: the Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher, (1) digital copy of The Zombie Feed, Volume 1, (1) digital copy of War Stories: Modern Military Science Fiction, (1) digital copy of I Can Transform You by Maurice Broaddus, (1) digital copy of all 3 books in Sara M. Harvey's Penemue trilogy--a total of 8 books!

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    APEX ANTHOLOGY LOVER: You'll receive (1) softcover copy and (1) e-Book of Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, (1) e-Book of War Stories: New Military Science Fiction, and (1) e-Book bundle of The Apex Book of World SF. SHIPPING: Add $5USD for U.S. & $30USD for International.

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    APEX RECRUIT (HARDCOVER): For your support, you'll receive (1) hardcover copy of Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling. SHIPPING: Add $8USD for U.S. & $35USD for International.

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    APEX RECRUIT (CANADA MEXICO HARDCOVER): For your support, you'll receive (1) hardcover copy of Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling. SHIPPING: Add $25USD for CANADA/MEXICO ONLY.

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    APEX CYBER LOVER: You'll receive (1) e-Book of Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, (1) e-Book of War Stories: New Military Science Fiction edited by Jaym Gates and Andrew Liptak, (1) e-Book bundle of The Apex Book of World SF edited by Lavie Tidvar, (1) e-Book of For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher, and (1) annual subscription to Apex Magazine at a 50% discount.

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    APEX SUPPORTER (HARDCOVER): You'll receive (1) hardcover copy and (1) e-Book of Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling. You'll also receive (1) e-Book of For Exposure: the Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher and (3) complimentary digital issues of Apex Magazine. SHIPPING: Add $8USD for U.S. & $35USD for International.

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    APEX ANTHOLOGY LOVER (HARDCOVER): You'll receive (1) hardcover copy and (1) e-Book of Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, (1) e-Book of War Stories: New Military Science Fiction, and (1) e-Book bundle of The Apex Book of World SF. SHIPPING: Add $8USD for U.S. & $35USD for International.

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    ACADEMIC FRIENDS OF APEX: For our friends in schools, creative writing workshops, and libraries! You'll receive (3) softcover copies of Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling and (3) eBook copies for your school or library. SHIPPING: Add $10USD for U.S. ONLY.

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    APEX ALIEN: You'll receive (1) softcover and (1) eBook of Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling. You'll also receive (1) softcover and (1) eBook of War Stories: Modern Military Science Fiction edited by Jaym Gates and Andrew Liptak, and (1) softcover and (1) eBook of For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher. SHIPPING: Add $10USD for U.S. and $50 for international.

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    APEX CENTRAL COMMAND: You'll receive (1) digital copy of the following 10 collections: Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, The Apex Book of World SF: Volumes 1-4 edited by Lavie Tidvar, War Stories: Modern Military Science Fiction edited by Jaym Gates and Andrew Liptak, Dark Faith and Dark Faith Invocations edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon, Glitter & Mayhem edited by John Klima, Lynne M. Thomas, and Michael Damian Thomas, Harlan County Horrors edited by Mari Adkins, The Zombie Feed Volume 1 edited by Jason Sizemore. You will also receive an annual subscription to Apex Magazine at a 50% discount.

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    APEX ALIEN (HARDCOVER): You'll receive (1) hardcover and (1) eBook of Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling. You'll also receive (1) softcover and (1) eBook of War Stories: Modern Military Science Fiction edited by Jaym Gates and Andrew Liptak, and (1) softcover and (1) eBook of For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher. SHIPPING: Add $13USD for U.S. and $55 for international.

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    APEX CENTRAL COMMAND: You'll receive (1) softcover copy of the following 10 collections: Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, The Apex Book of World SF: Volumes 1-4 edited by Lavie Tidvar, War Stories: Modern Military Science Fiction edited by Jaym Gates and Andrew Liptak, Dark Faith and Dark Faith Invocations edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon, Glitter & Mayhem edited by John Klima, Lynne M. Thomas, and Michael Damian Thomas, Harlan County Horrors edited by Mari Adkins, The Zombie Feed Volume 1 edited by Jason Sizemore. You will also receive an annual subscription to Apex Magazine at a 50% discount. SHIPPING: Add $30USD for U.S. and $75USD for international.

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    APEX CENTRAL COMMAND WITH UPSIDE DOWN HARDCOVER: You'll receive (1) hardcover copy of the following 10 collections: Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling, The Apex Book of World SF: Volumes 1-4 edited by Lavie Tidvar, War Stories: Modern Military Science Fiction edited by Jaym Gates and Andrew Liptak, Dark Faith and Dark Faith Invocations edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon, Glitter & Mayhem edited by John Klima, Lynne M. Thomas, and Michael Damian Thomas, Harlan County Horrors edited by Mari Adkins, The Zombie Feed Volume 1 edited by Jason Sizemore. You will also receive an annual subscription to Apex Magazine at a 50% discount. SHIPPING: Add $35USD for U.S. and $80USD for international.

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