Horror & Dark Fantasy

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017

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Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight: Genevieve Valentine

A story of any sort has a psychology, and beyond that it’s just a matter of degrees.

Nonfiction

The H Word: The Other Scarlet Letter

Welcome to the “The H Word,” our monthly dissection of the horror genre. In it, we take the beast apart, piece by twitching piece, in an effort to see what makes it tick . . . to see what works and what doesn’t.

Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight: Laird Barron

I’ve always been interested in world mythology, especially Norse. Late in 2011, I packed up my faithful hound Athena and drove an old truck pretty much non-stop from Montana to New York State. The story came to me as I visited a rest stop in Wyoming—two a.m. and a winter breeze rolling out of the Bad Lands.

Editorial

Editorial, October 2012

Welcome to issue number one of Nightmare! We’ve got a great issue for you, so click through to see what we have in store for you this month and in future issues.

Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight: Jonathan Maberry

As much as I make a living writing about things that go bump in the dark, I don’t particularly fear them. Ghosts have very little track record for doing much harm, and I’m not afraid of a spirit that would slam a door or change the temperature in a room. Big yawn. Fictional spirits are different in that they are vehicles in which we can tell different kinds of stories.