Horror & Dark Fantasy




Editorial: November 2020

Welcome to issue ninety-eight of Nightmare!

Our first story this month is a story of school bullies and dark magic: “Tiger’s Feast,” from K.T. Bryski. Kurt Fawver also takes us back to school in his unsettling tale “Introduction to the Horror Story, Day 1.” Will be a quiz at the end of the story? You better hope not!

We also have reprints by P. Djèlí Clark (“Night Doctors”) and Thana Niveau (“White Mare”).

In the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” Octavia Cade talks about women and haunted houses. Our nonfiction team brings us author spotlights with our authors, and a feature interview with Alma Katsu.

It’s scary stuff, folks—we hope you enjoy it.

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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.