Nightmare Carnival

by Ellen Datlow
Release date: October 6, 2014
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horror, anthology

Edited by Ellen Datlow.

A boy's eleventh birthday heralds the arrival of a bizarre new entourage, a suicidal diva just can't seem to die, and a washed up wrestler goes toe-to-toe with a strange new foe. All of these queer marvels and more can be found at the Nightmare Carnival!

Hugo and Bram Stoker award-winning editor Ellen Datlow (Lovecraft Unbound, Supernatural Noir) presents a new anthology of insidious and shocking tales in the horrific and irresistible Nightmare Carnival! Dark Horse is proud to bring you this masterwork of terror from such incredible creative talents as Terry Dowling, Joel Lane, Priya Sharma, Dennis Danvers, and Nick Mamatas!


  • Preface Ellen Datlow
  • Introduction Katherine Dunn
  • Scapegoats N. Lee Wood
  • The Firebrand Priya Sharma
  • Work, Hook, Shoot, Rip Nick Mamatas
  • And the Carnival Leaves Town A.C. Wise
  • Corpse Rose Terry Dowling
  • Last of the Fair Joel Lane
  • A Small Part in the Pantomime Glen Hirshberg
  • Hibbler’s Minions Jeffrey Ford
  • Swan Song and Then Some Dennis Danvers
  • The Lion Cage Genevieve Valentine
  • The Darkest Part Stephen Graham Jones
  • The Popping Fields Robert Shearman
  • Skullpocket Nathan Ballingrud
  • The Mysteries Livia Llewellyn
  • Screaming Elk, Mt. by Laird Barron
updated 2014-10-06

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