Horror & Dark Fantasy




Editorial: September 2019

Welcome to issue eighty-four of Nightmare!

This month we have a new short horror story from Ray Nayler (“Beyond the High Altar”) that will take us into the cold peaks of nineteenth century Afghanistan and leave us with chills. Merc Fenn Wolfmoor’s new short, “Sweet Dreams are Made of You,” spins obsession and video games into an unsettling read. We also have reprints by Nina Allan (“The Tiger”) and Letitia Trent (“Wilderness”).

If you’re starting to plan your Halloween adventures, Lisa Morton talks about extreme haunts in the latest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word.” Plus we have author spotlights with our authors, and book reviews 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.