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Nightmare #45 - June 2016
Edited by John Joseph Adams
Cover Artist: Jeffrey Collingwood
Review by Sam Tomaino
Nightmare eMagazine  
Date: 29 June 2016

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Here's the 45th issue of Nightmare Magazine with stories by David Tallerman, Lucy Taylor, Marc Laidlaw, and Rena Mason, also an Author Spotlight on each of them, and the latest installment of a regular monthly feature, The H Word: Monsters and Metaphors by Dale Bailey and an interview with Joyce Carol Oates.

Here's the 45th 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. This one is a bonus for me as they are by two of my favorite writers.

The first original story is "Great Black Wave" by David Tallerman. -+- On duty in Afghanistan, Walker sends a robot called the Birdeater to scout out a cave that the locals say a man cannot enter. That turns out to be a big mistake. Very good.

The second original story is "The Finest, Fullest Flowering" by Marc Laidlaw. -+- Milston has come to a remote island to meet the Patron. There, he meets poets, painters, planners, programmers, and many others, all working towards something that they do not have to achieve. The only catch is that they can never leave. But what will Milston be doing? Nice payoff!

That's the 45th 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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