Horror & Dark Fantasy




Editorial: July 2020

Welcome to issue ninety-four of Nightmare!

This month, Carlie St. George spins us a new story of ghosts, trauma, and life in California: “Spider Season, Fire Season.” Adam R. Shannon’s story “We Came Home from Hunting Mushrooms” uses an extremely strange phenomenon to talk about how our minds cope with loss. We also have reprints by Joe R. Lansdale (“The Folding Man”) and Ama Patterson (“Hussy Strutt”).

On the nonfiction side of things, Brian Evenson has written the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word.” Our staff brings us author spotlights with our authors, and we have a book review from Adam-Troy Castro. Plus our ebook readers are being treated to an excerpt of Keith Rosson’s new novel, Road Seven.

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.