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Nightmare Magazine, October 2012 (Nightmare Magazine #1)

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Nightmare is an online horror and dark fantasy magazine. In its pages you will find all kinds of horror fiction, from zombie stories and haunted house tales to visceral psychological horror.

For our debut issue we will be bringing you four all-new, never before published horror stories: “Property Condemned” by Jonathan Maberry, “Frontier Death Song” by Laird Barron, “Good F
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ebook, 119 pages
Published September 30th 2012 by Creeping Hemlock Press
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Daniel
Oct 14, 2012 Daniel rated it it was amazing
I am thrilled by the stories and the editorials in this magazine. Every story is interesting and well-written, while the two editorials offer some thoughtful musings about the horror genre. RJ Sevin's editorial, "The H-Word," is a fantastic piece about the state of the horror genre and its future in publishing.

The stories: they kicked my ass. I read them in order and I spaced them out to give each its own space in my head. Laird Barron's "Frontier Death Song" was a wonderful combination of splat
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Richard Leis
Jun 19, 2016 Richard Leis rated it it was amazing
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I'm reading the most recent issues of Nightmare Magazine and also going back to the beginning to read every issue.

"Property Condemned" by Jonathan Maberry is a great standalone story set in (according to the interview with Maberry in this issue) the same town where some of his other stories and novels take place. Not having read anything else by the writer, I really appreciated how well this story worked and how chilling it turned out to be. The action begins like the best Amblin productions: fo
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Kristopher Kelly
Oct 17, 2012 Kristopher Kelly rated it really liked it
What a great debut issue of a promising magazine! I also enjoyed listening to the podcasts for two of the four fiction pieces (if you want something to listen to this Halloween, I'd highly recommend going to iTunes or wherever great podcasts are available and downloading the Tales to Terrify episode from this week, featuring Laird Barron's story, "Frontier Death Song"--the reading and the story are both a lot of creepy fun). The interviews with the authors seemed a little cursory (I've enjoyed i ...more
Vangluss
Nov 02, 2015 Vangluss rated it really liked it
I don't feel like writing a long, review so instead I'll give a quick shoutout to the stories with a little blurb attached.

"Property Condemned" by Johnathan Maberry: I thought this was going to be the generic "kids go into a haunted, spooky house" fare according to the first few pages. Christ, was I wrong. Lots of realistic adult fears and unwanted feels to be found here. 7/10

"Frontier Death Song" by Laird Barron: My favorite. Do you like Norse mythology? Do you know anything about the wild hunt
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Claudia
Oct 22, 2012 Claudia rated it it was amazing
I loved the articles, the author interviews, the art and the stories! My only disappointment is that I can't hold this magazine in my hand. It appears to only be an on line production. I understand the financial reasoning behind that decision but it still makes me a little sad. Johnathan Maberry never falls short of my expectations and his story was the perfect beginning to the premier issue of Nightmare Magazine. R.J. Sevins commentary about the nature of horror was spot on and gave me great ...more
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John Joseph Adams, editor of the well-regarded science fiction and fantasy e-journal, Lightspeed, as well as numerous excellent anthologies, has launched a new horror e-zine, Nightmare. It will feature two reprint stories along with two original stories each month, along with in-depth interviews, short interviews with each author whose story is featured in the issue, and non-fiction discussions about writing and reading horror.

The first issue is out today, and it is terrific. I’m an early... Rea
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Kate
Jul 31, 2015 Kate rated it really liked it
So I have been curious about reading horror for a little while now, because it had been so long for me. I really liked the stories in this first issue (especially the first two) but I thought the nonfiction section about the horror genre was especially thought provoking. It is true that horror is more meant as a "bad thing" rather than just a description of the genre. I hadn't considered that angle before, and actually felt kind of weird at first about reading horror at all.
Suzanne
Oct 26, 2012 Suzanne rated it it was amazing
Nightmare Magazine is a dream come true! Great stories, artwork, and interviews make up this periodical for the horror fan. Laird Barron's story proved once again why he is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. It is terrifying! I also enjoyed the other stories, and plan to read more of the authors' works. Definitely don't miss the essay on the "H" word. I look forward to the next edition!
Ryland Lee
Great mix of stories, art, non-fiction, and interviews with the authors. Felt a bit on the short side (4 stories) but that may be because the stories had me reading so fast. My favorite was probably the first story about the house. Excited enough about the direction of this to start subscribing.
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Shelves: fantasy, magazine, horror
Great selection of stories in the first issue of this magazine.
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Jonathan Maberry's contribution makes this a solid debut for this sister to Lightspeed.
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John Joseph Adams is the series editor of BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY. He is also the bestselling editor of many other anthologies, such as ROBOT UPRISINGS, DEAD MAN'S HAND, BRAVE NEW WORLDS,WASTELANDS, and THE LIVING DEAD. Recent and forthcoming books include WHAT THE #@&% IS THAT?, OPERATION ARCANA, PRESS START TO PLAY, LOOSED UPON THE WORLD, and THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH (cons ...more
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