Horror & Dark Fantasy

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017

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Issues

May 2018 (Issue 68)

This month we have original fiction from Nalo Hopkinson (“Ally”) and Stephanie Malia Morris (“Bride before You”), along with reprints by Trent Hergenrader (“The Hodag”) and Stephen Graham Jones (“Till the Morning Comes”). In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” Lisa Morton writes about dementia. Terence Taylor gives us reviews of fresh new fiction, and of course we have author spotlights with our authors.

Apr. 2018 (Issue 67)

We have original fiction from Adam-Troy Castro (“Pitcher Plant”) and Emma Osborne (“Don’t Pack Hope”), along with reprints by Lee Thomas (“Fine in the Fire”) and Carmen Maria Machado (“Horror Story”). Author Desirina Boskovich turns her attention to Midwestern horror in the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word.” We also have author spotlights with our authors and a feature interview with nonfiction writer Chris Kullstroem.

Mar. 2018 (Issue 66)

We have original fiction from A. Merc Rustad (“Mr. Try Again”) and Lilliam Rivera (“Crave”), along with reprints by M. Rickert (“What She Wicked? Was She Good?”) and Stephen Bacon (“Apports”). In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” reviewer and author Charles Payseur discusses what reviewing horror means to him. Plus we have author spotlights with our authors, and Adam-Troy Castro brings us reviews of terrific new fiction.

Feb. 2018 (Issue 65)

This month we’ve got original fiction from Theodore McCombs (“Six Hangings in the Land of Unkillable Women”) and Emily Cataneo (“Seven Steps to Beauty for a Girl Named Avarice”), along with reprints by Laura Anne Gilman (“Exposure”) and Joe McKinney (“Sabbatical in the Ohio Methlands”). Douglas Wynne brings us the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus we have author spotlights with our authors, and Terence Taylor reviews a pair of new horror novels.

Jan. 2018 (Issue 64)

We have original fiction from Lori Selke (“A Head in a Box, or Implications of Consciousness after Decapitation”) and Vincent Michael Zito (“The Owner’s Guide to Home Repair, Page 238: What to Do About Water Odor”), along with reprints by Halli Villegas (“The Family”) and Lynda E. Rucker (“Different Angels”). We also have Gwendolyn Kiste bringing us the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with our authors, and a feature interview with up-and-comer S.P. Miskowski.

Dec. 2017 (Issue 63)

We have original fiction from Nino Cipri (“Which Super Little Dead Girl™ Are You?”) and Matthew Kressel (“Will You Meet Me There, Out Beyond the Bend?”), along with reprints by Tamsyn Muir (“The Woman in the Hill”) and Lisa Morton (“Poppi’s Monster”). As for nonfiction, we’ve got Paul Jessup discussing ontological horror and the weird in the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus we have author spotlights with our authors, and Adam-Troy Castro brings us a movie review.

Nov. 2017 (Issue 62)

We have original fiction from Will Ludwigsen (“The Zodiac Walks on the Moon”) and Karin Lowachee (“The Summer Mask”), along with reprints by Molly Tanzer (“Mysterium Tremendum”) and Jayaprakash Satyamurthy (“My Saints Are Down”). In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” author Emily Suvada chews on the nature of cannibalism. We’ve also got author spotlights with our authors and our quarterly book review column from Terence Taylor.

Oct. 2017 (Issue 61)

We have original fiction from Cassandra Khaw (“Don’t Turn on the Lights”) and Joanna Parypinski (“We Are Turning on a Spindle”), along with reprints by Brian Evenson (“Click”) and Robert Shearman (“Suffer Little Children”). We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with our authors, and a feature interview with Josh Malerman.

Sep 2017 (Issue 60)

We have original fiction from Silvia Moreno-Garcia (“Jade, Blood”) and Ashok K. Banker (“No One Prays to the Goddess”), along with reprints by Chesya Burke (“He Who Takes Away the Pain”) and John Skipp (“Art is the Devil”). We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with our authors and a fresh new review from Adam-Troy Castro.

Aug. 2017 (Issue 59)

We have original fiction from James Rabb (“The Devil of Rue Moret”) and Nick Mamatas (“ The Spook School”), along with reprints by V.H. Leslie (“Senbazuru”) and Nalo Hopkinson (“Shift”). We also have award-winning author Gemma Files bringing us the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with our writers, a showcase on our cover artist, and a fiction review from Terence Taylor.