Horror & Dark Fantasy




Editorial: March 2020

Welcome to issue ninety of Nightmare!

We kick off this month’s original fiction with a brand-new short from Benjamin Percy (“A Study in Shadows”) that’s about ethics in science—or what happens when scientists forget about them. Merc Fenn Wolfmoor dives into the territory of the urban legend with their new short story “Flashlight Man.” We also have reprints by Nicole D. Sconiers (“Kim”) and Carmen Maria Machado (“There and Back Again”).

In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” Paul Jessup whispers to us about death.  Plus, there are author spotlights with our authors and a book review from Terence Taylor.

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.