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Editorial: November 2020

Welcome to issue ninety-eight of Nightmare!

Our first story this month is a story of school bullies and dark magic: “Tiger’s Feast,” from K.T. Bryski. Kurt Fawver also takes us back to school in his unsettling tale “Introduction to the Horror Story, Day 1.” Will be a quiz at the end of the story? You better hope not!

We also have reprints by P. Djèlí Clark (“Night Doctors”) and Thana Niveau (“White Mare”).

In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” Octavia Cade talks about women and haunted houses. Our nonfiction team brings us author spotlights with our authors, and a feature interview with Alma Katsu.

It’s scary stuff, folks—we hope you enjoy it.

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John Joseph Adams


John Joseph Adams, in addition to serving as publisher of Nightmare, is 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 Domination, Robot Uprisings, Dead Man’s Hand, Armored, Brave New Worlds, Wastelands, and The Living Dead. Recent projects include: A People’s Future of the United States, Wastelands: The New Apocalypse, and The Dystopia Triptych: Ignorance is Strength, Burn the Ashes, and Or Else the Light. 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.