"Prepare for mystery, amazement, and danger. Within these pages, sixteen stories and two poems take you out of the ordinary and into the minds of today's masters of dark and thrilling fiction."--Page  of cover.
NIGHTMARE is an online horror and dark fantasy magazine. In NIGHTMARE's pages, you will find all kinds of horror fiction, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror. We're opening this month with an original short from Micah Dean Hicks, "Quiet the Dead," the story of a haunted family in a town whose biggest industry is the pig slaughterhouse. Rafeeat Aliyu's new short story "58 Rules To Ensure Your Husband Loves You Forever" is full of good relationship advice...if you don't mind feeding your husband human flesh. We're also sharing reprints by Kelley Armstrong ("We Are All Monsters Here") and Nick Mamatas ("The Glottal Stop"). Our nonfiction team has put together their usual array of author spotlights, and in the latest installment of "The H Word," Richard Thomas talks about exciting new trends in horror films. Since it's Women in Horror Month, Lisa Morton has put together a terrific panel interview with Linda Addison, Joanna Parypinski, Becky Spratford, and Kaaron Warren--a great group of female writers and scholars.
Today’s readers of science fiction and fantasy have an appetite for stories that address a wide variety of voices, perspectives, and styles. There is an openness to experiment and pushing boundaries, combined with the classic desire to read about space ships and dragons, future technology and ancient magic, and the places where they intersect. Contemporary science fiction and fantasy looks to accomplish the same goal as ever—to illuminate what it means to be human. With a diverse selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor N. K. Jemisin, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 explores the ever-expanding and changing world of SFF today, with Jemisin bringing her lyrical, endlessly curious point of view to the series’ latest edition.
The Legend Continues... In the spirit of popular Dark Fiction and Horror anthologies such as Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories and Behold: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders, and the best of Stephen King's short fiction, comes Crystal Lake Publishing's Tales from The Lake anthologies. Where are the real horrors? Whether they be a family member returning from the dead, exploring the depths of depression or the deterioration of the mind, you'll find them here. This anthology contains twenty-two tales and three poems to elicit unexpected emotions, to bring you into the story. Welcome to my lake, where dreams really do come true... As nightmares! Includes work from Gemma Files, Lucy A. Snyder, Tim Waggoner, Gene O'Neill, Paul Michael Anderson, Craig Wallwork, Allison Pang, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Michelle Ann King, Cory Cone, Jonah Buck, Lucy Taylor, Laura Blackwell, Marge Simon, Robert Stahl, Jason Sizemore, Meghan Arcuri, Peter Mark May, Lane Waldman, Joanna Parypinski, Samuel Marzioli, Andi Rawson, and Bruce Boston. With an introduction by editor Kenneth W. Cain. Cover art by Ben Baldwin. Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing - Tales from The Darkest Depths.
When a troubled psychiatrist loses funding to perform clinical trials on an experimental cure for schizophrenia, he begins testing it on his asylum's criminally insane, triggering a series of side effects that opens the mind of his hospital's most dangerous patient, setting his inner demons free.
"The Tales from the Lake series offer a truly diverse and top notch collection of horror and the strange. These are modern campfire tales you won't soon forget, so bundle up tight and keep your loved ones near! One never knows who or what is lurking in the darkness."--Page  of cover.
Jesse Wheeler disappeared a couple of years ago, just after playing a reunion gig with his band, The Rising Dead. Rumor has it he had just finished reading a book like the one you're holding now. He's not the only one, either. Supposedly there's a whole bunch of people who've disappeared. But that's probably just a folktale, wouldn't you say?