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Editorial

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 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.