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Editorial: March 2019

Welcome to issue seventy-eight of Nightmare!

This month, we have a new short story from Cadwell Turnbull: “All the Hidden Places,” which is about life after a particularly monstrous apocalypse. Adam-Troy Castro takes us into the near future in his new short “Example,” which looks at a dark change to the corrections system. We also have terrific reprints by Kaaron Warren (“Bridge of Sighs”) and Seanan McGuire (“Carry On”).

In our column on horror, “The H Word,” writer Nibedita Sen writes about the body horror of pregnancy. Plus, we have author spotlights with our authors, and a book review from Terence Taylor.

We do have an exciting news update from our sister magazine, Lightspeed. Two our Lightspeed authors, José Pablo Iriarte and Sarah Pinsker, are 2018 Nebula finalists. Both José’s novelette, “The Substance of My Lives, the Accidents of Our Births” (lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/substance-lives-accidents-births) and Sarah’s short story, “The Court Magician” (lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/the-court-magician) were published in Lightspeed’s January 2018 issue. We are so excited and happy for them both!

John Joseph Adams

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John Joseph Adams, in addition to serving as publisher and editor-in-chief of Nightmare, is the editor of John Joseph Adams Books, an science fiction and fantasy imprint from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is also the series editor of Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, as well as the bestselling editor of many other anthologies, including The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World DominationRobot Uprisings, Dead Man’s Hand, Armored, Brave New Worlds, Wastelands, and The Living Dead. Recent projects include: Cosmic Powers, What the #@&% Is That?, Operation Arcana, Loosed Upon the World, Wastelands 2, Press Start to Play, and The Apocalypse Triptych: The End is Nigh, The End is Now, and The End Has Come. 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 eleven times) and is a seven-time World Fantasy Award finalist. John is also the editor and publisher of Lightspeed Magazine and is a producer for Wired.com’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. Find him on Twitter @johnjosephadams.