Horror & Dark Fantasy

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017

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Issues

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.

July 2017 (Issue 58)

This month, we’re bringing you original fiction from Caspian Gray (“Promises of Spring”) and Caroline Ratajski (“And With Her Went the Spring”), along with reprints by Stephen Graham Jones (“Brushdogs”) and Cynthia Ward (“The Midwife”). In the latest installment of “The H Word,” we have Nathan Carson sharing the creepy truth about goats. Plus, we’ve got author spotlights with our authors, and a feature interview with Donnie Darko’s Richard Kelly.

June 2017 (Issue 57)

This month, we’ve got original fiction from Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (“Secret Keeper”) and Adam-Troy Castro (“The Narrow Escape of Zipper-Girl”), along with reprints by Micaela Morrissette (“Wendigo”) and writing duo Robert Jackson Bennett and David Liss (“Hollow Choices”). Over at “The H Word,” we’ve brought Lee Thomas in to discuss the unique role of Peter Straub’s novel Koko in horror literature. We’re also pleased to offer the first installment of a new quarterly media and book review column from long-time fiction contributor Adam-Troy Castro. Of course we’ll have author spotlights with our authors, too!

May 2017 (Issue 56)

We have original fiction from Giovanni De Feo (“Kiss of the Mouthless Girl”) and Charles Payseur (“The Sound Of”), along with reprints by Priya Sharma (“Pearls”) and Helen Marshall (“The Vault of Heaven”). We also have David Bowles discussing dark Latino folklore in the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word.” As usual, you can expect some great author spotlights with our authors. But the big news this month is the exciting premier of our new book review column by Terence Taylor, called “Read This!”

Apr. 2017 (Issue 55)

We have original fiction from Eric Schaller (“Red Hood”) and Jenn Grunigen (“Figs, Detached”), along with reprints by Premee Mohamed (“The Adventurer’s Wife”) and Molly Tanzer (“But Only Because I Love You”). In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” John Langan discusses the influence of Shirley Jackson on the genre. We also have author spotlights with our authors, and a feature interview with Stephen Graham Jones.

Mar. 2017 (Issue 54)

We have original fiction from Nate Southard (“Things Crumble, Things Break”) and Kathleen Kayembe (“You Will Always Have Family: A Triptych”), along with reprints by Nadia Bulkin (“Seven Minutes in Heaven”) and Robert Shearman (“Alice Through the Plastic Sheet”). 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 Norman Prentiss.

Feb. 2017 (Issue 53)

We have original fiction from Jessica Amanda Salmonson (“The Garbage Doll”) and Andrew Fox (“Youth Will be Served”), along with reprints by Jeffrey Ford (“Word Doll”) and Lynda E. Rucker (“The Dying Season”). 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 J. Lincoln Fenn.

Jan. 2017 (Issue 52)

We have original fiction from Cadwell Turnbull (“Loneliness is in Your Blood”) and Carrie Vaughn (“Redcap”), along with reprints by Lilliam Rivera (“The H8te”) and Ashok Banker (“Blood Mangoes”). In our nonfiction department, author Kat Howard talks about the terror of changelings in the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word.” Plus we have author spotlights with our authors and a feature interview with Mira Grant.