Horror & Dark Fantasy

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The H Word: Monsters and Metaphors

Suffering financial hardship, getting sick, failing family, friends, and lovers, not to mention half a hundred other disasters, are the terrifying dimensions of adult life. And if Grey finds them “banal” and “boring” that’s entirely okay, too—horror certainly has other dimensions. But I would argue that those “banal” fears are in fact, in many cases, the monsters, and that we love them because, as much as anything else, they are metaphors.

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Editorial, June 2016

Welcome to issue forty-five of Nightmare! We have original fiction from David Tallerman (“Great Black Wave”) and Marc Laidlaw (“The Finest, Fullest Flowering”), along with reprints by Lucy Taylor (“Things Of Which We Do Not Speak”) and Rena Mason (“Ruminations”). We also have the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus […]

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Interview: Angela Slatter

Angela Slatter has been producing award-winning short fiction for ten years, ever since she graduated with an MA and PhD in Creative Writing. Slatter, who counts Angela Carter as a major influence, writes stories that often play on traditional fairy tales, and are set in a timeless past. Her work often centers on female protagonists and antagonists, and has been gathered into such acclaimed collections as Sourdough and Other Stories (2010) and Black-Winged Angels (2014). In 2015, Tor published her novella Of Sorrows and Such, and in July 2016 Jo Fletcher Books will publish her first novel.

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Artist Showcase: Daniel Sherekin

Daniel Sherekin, aka Dante, aka Borodante, is a self-taught digital artist, based in Ukraine, where he practices painting, sculpting, and 3D and 2D animation. After earning a degree in computer science, he worked as a concept artist and generalist in a movie post-production company for two years, mostly designing fantasy and sci-fi creatures. He has […]

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The H Word: Horror that Rocks

Music has always been used to tell stories. Ancient epics were written in verse, ballads were a means of spreading popular legends—there’s something about the combination of plot, character, rhythm and rhyme that helps a story stick in the mind when music is used to help spin a yarn. Naturally, musicians have all sorts of interests, so the stories they tell are as diverse as those you’d find in a bookstore—which means that genre fiction is represented alongside romance and action. Genre music flourished in the 1970s.

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