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, 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.