Horror & Dark Fantasy



Editorial: April 2019

Welcome to issue seventy-nine of Nightmare!

Our first new original short is from Mari Ness: “The Girl and the House.” It’s a story guaranteed to make you think differently about gothic novels. Dennis E. Staples gives us a most unusual heart condition in his new short story “The One You Feed.” We also have reprints by Priya Sharma (“The Ballad of Boomtown”) and Stephen Gallagher (“Shepherds’ Business”).

Kevin J. Anderson talks about the marriage between humor and horror in the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word.” We also have author spotlights with our authors, and a media review from Adam-Troy Castro.

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.