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Editorial: February 2020

Welcome to issue eighty-nine of Nightmare!

Who would have thought reading survey results could be so terrifying? Of course Adam-Troy Castro finds a way—you’ll have to check out his latest original short (“Today’s Question of the Day in Waverly, Ohio”) to find out just how he does it. If you’re a parent, ’Pemi Aguda’s new short (“Things Boys Do”), will tap into some of your most uncomfortable, late night feelings. And don’t worry: if you’re not a parent, you’ll still be creeped out! We also have reprints by Eden Royce (“Sweetgrass Blood”) and Orrin Grey (“No Exit”).

Writer Nino Cipri talks about hauntings and their connection to trauma in the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word.” Plus we have author spotlights with our authors and a feature interview with Nicole Cushing. It’s another great issue, all right!

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.