Horror & Dark Fantasy



Editorial: March 2019

Welcome to issue seventy-eight of Nightmare!

This month, we have a new short story from Cadwell Turnbull: “All the Hidden Places,” which is about life after a particularly monstrous apocalypse. Adam-Troy Castro takes us into the near future in his new short “Example,” which looks at a dark change to the corrections system. We also have terrific reprints by Kaaron Warren (“Bridge of Sighs”) and Seanan McGuire (“Carry On”).

In our column on horror, “The H Word,” writer Nibedita Sen writes about the body horror of pregnancy. Plus, we have author spotlights with our authors, and a book review from Terence Taylor.

We do have an exciting news update from our sister magazine, Lightspeed. Two our Lightspeed authors, José Pablo Iriarte and Sarah Pinsker, are 2018 Nebula finalists. Both José’s novelette, “The Substance of My Lives, the Accidents of Our Births” (lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/substance-lives-accidents-births) and Sarah’s short story, “The Court Magician” (lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/the-court-magician) were published in Lightspeed’s January 2018 issue. We are so excited and happy for them both!

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.