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Editorial

Editorial: November 2019

Welcome to issue eighty-six of Nightmare!

This month, we have a new story by Adam-Troy Castro (“Dollhouse”) that redefines the words “dysfunctional family.” Gwendolyn Kiste gives voice to Dracula’s most famous victim in her original short story “The Eight People Who Murdered Me (Excerpt from Lucy Westenra’s Diary)”. We also have reprints by Seanan McGuire (“With Graveyard Weeds and Wolfbane Seeds”) and Suyi Davies Okungbowa (“The Secret Life of the Unclaimed”).

In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” Mica Dean Hicks talks about the role of cruelty in horror fiction . . . and life. We also have author spotlights with our authors and a feature interview with Lois H. Gresh.

John Joseph Adams

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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.