The Nightmare Factory
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The Nightmare Factory

by Thomas Ligotti
Release date: 1996
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horror, short stories
Tags: bram stoker award, british fantasy award

Bram Stoker Award winner 1996, British Fantasy Award winner 1997, World Fantasy Award nominee 1997.

In the realm of the supernatural, Thomas Ligotti is the master of stylish, eerie writing of the highest quality. This new edition brings together his collected short stories with Teatro Grottesco, a sequence of new stories not published before.


  • Foreword by Poppy Z. Brite
  • Introduction: The Consolations of Horror
  • Part 1: (from Songs of a Dead Dreamer)
    • The Frolic
    • Les Fleurs
    • Alice's Last Adventure
    • Dream of a Mannikin
    • The Chymist
    • Drink to Me Only with Labyrinthine Eyes
    • Eye of the Lynx
    • The Christmas Eves of Aunt Elise
    • The Lost Art of Twilight
    • The Troubles of Dr. Thoss
    • Masquerade of a Dead Sword
    • Dr. Voke and Mr. Veech
    • Dr. Locrian's Asylum
    • The Sect of the Idiot
    • The Greater Festival of Masks
    • The Music of the Moon
    • The Journal of J. P. Drapeau
    • Vastarien
  • Part 2: Grimscribe
    • The Last Feast of Harlequin
    • The Spectacles in the Drawer
    • Flowers of the Abyss
    • Nethescurial
    • The Dreaming in Nortown
    • The Mystics of Muelenburg
    • In the Shadow of Another World
    • The Cocoons
    • The Night School
    • The Glamour
    • The Library of Byzantium
    • Miss Plarr
    • The Shadow at the Bottom of the World
  • Part 3: (from Noctuary)
    • The Medusa
    • Conversations in a Dead Language
    • The Prodigy of Dreams
    • Mrs. Rinaldi's Angel
    • The Tsalal
    • Mad Night of Atonement
    • The Strange Designs of Master Rignolo
    • The Voice in the Bones
  • Part 4: Teatro Grottesco and Other Tales
    • Teatro Grottesco
    • Severini
    • Gas Station Carnivals
    • The Bungalow House
    • The Clown Puppet
    • The Red Tower
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