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Editorial, August 2013

Welcome to issue eleven of Nightmare!

If you’re a fan of horror movies as well as horror fiction, you might want to check out your humble editor’s podcast, The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy. We did a couple of recent episodes that may be of interest to horror aficionados; the first was Episode 85, which featured our interview with Joe Hill (a two-part transcript of which you can find in this month’s and last month’s issues of Nightmare) along with an in-depth discussion of recent horror movies. Then, in Episode 89, we interview Lauren Beukes, whose new novel is about a time-traveling serial killer, and we follow up that chat with a panel discussion on “psycho killers” in fiction and film. You can learn more about the podcast, and find those episodes, at geeksguideshow.com.


And now onto this month’s issue…

For our August offerings, we have original fiction from Matthew Cheney (“How Far to Englishman’s Bay”) and Jennifer Giesbrecht (“All My Princes Are Gone”), along with reprints by living legends Robert McCammon (“Nightcrawlers”) and Clive Barker (“Lost Souls”).

We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus author spotlights with all of our authors, a showcase on our cover artist, and part two of our two-part feature interview with bestselling author Joe Hill. (Part one can be found in our July issue and on our website).

That’s about all I have for you this month, but before I step out of your way and let you get to the fiction, here are a few URLs you might want to check out or keep handy if you’d like to stay apprised of everything new and notable happening with Nightmare:

Before I go, just a reminder: Our custom-built Nightmare ebookstore is now up and running. So if you’d like to purchase an ebook issue, or if you’d like to subscribe, please visit nightmare-magazine.com/store. All purchases from the Nightmare store are provided in both epub and mobi format.

And don’t worry—all of our other purchasing options are still available, of course; this is just one more way you can buy the magazine or subscribe. You can, for instance, still subscribe via our friends at Weightless Books. Visit nightmare-magazine.com/subscribe to learn more about all of our current and future subscription options.

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John Joseph Adams


John Joseph Adams is the series editor of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy and is the bestselling editor of more than thirty anthologies, including Wastelands and The Living Dead. Recent books include A People’s Future of the United States, Wastelands: The New Apocalypse, and the three volumes of The Dystopia Triptych. Called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble, John is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award (for which he has been a finalist twelve times) and an eight-time World Fantasy Award finalist. John is also the editor and publisher of Lightspeed and is the publisher of its sister-magazines, Fantasy and Nightmare. For five years, he ran the John Joseph Adams Books novel imprint for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Find him online at johnjosephadams.com and @johnjosephadams.