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Nightmare #42 - March 2016
Edited by John Joseph Adams
Cover Artist: Chris Seaman
Review by Sam Tomaino
Date: 30 March 2016

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Here's the 42nd issue of Nightmare Magazine with stories by John Skipp, Nancy Holder, Sandra McDonald, and Charles L. Grant, along with Author Spotlights on all of them except Grant, along with an Artist's Spotlight on Cover Artist Chris Seaman and the latest installment of a regular monthly feature, The H Word: But Is It Scary? by Orrin Grey.

Here's the 42nd issue of Nightmare Magazine, with two original stories. You can find the issue and how to pay (or not) for it at their website (see link at the top of this review). Here are my reviews of the two new stories in this issue.

The first original story is "Bringing Out the Demons" by John Skipp. -+- Our narrator and his friends, Jack and Angie, confront the demons of their mutual friend, Stanley, when they make him self-destructive again. This is all quite literal. Very effectively done.

The second original story is "The Modern Ladies' Letter Writer" by Sandra McDonald. -+- A letter written to a young woman named Susie probably sometime in the late 19th century advising her on letter-writing and decorum. Who she is (and who her son will be) becomes obvious very quickly. Amusing.

That's the forty-second issue of Nightmare Magazine. You can access the stories for free. Check out their website and support them, if you want to, in some way.

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