Horror & Dark Fantasy



Editorial: June 2020

Welcome to issue ninety-three of Nightmare!

If the movie Midsommar piqued your interest in folk horror, you’ll be delighted by this new story from G.V. Anderson: “We, the Folk.” Find yourself transported to post-World War I Britain, where tea time and cottages stop being cozy and start being very, very creepy.

If you enjoy mushrooms in your meals, Ashley Deng’s new short “Dégustation” may make you rethink your dinner. We also hope to unsettle you with reprints by Laird Barron (“Girls Without Their Faces On”) and Robert Shearman (“That Tiny Flutter of the Heart I Used to Call Love”).

In “The H Word,” Ian McDowell wonders about what kind of childhoods your favorite horror writers had. Plus we have our usual author spotlight mini-interviews, and Terence Taylor digs into some new dark fiction.

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.