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Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Book Lists

Nightmare Magazine's Top 100 Horror Books

When looking at our Horror offerings we thought it would be great to add a new Horror-based reading list. We decided to consult the experts at Nightmare Magazine to curate a list.

What we got back was a list spanning everything from late gothic to splatterpunk, from killer clowns to devil babies, from vampire romance to vampire apocalypse. It’s like a synecdoche of the genre through it's entire history, and we like to think it has a little something for everyone. Our thanks to Nightmare publishers John Joseph Adams and R. J. Sevin for creating this great list for WWEnd!

(Please note that many of the anthologies are included in the list in their entirety, not just as their first volumes.)


 1. (1987)
 2. (1985)
 3. (1991)
 4. (2007)
 5. (1971)
 6. (1959)
 7. (2001)
 8. (1955)
 9. (1962)
 10. (2003)
 11. (2004)
 12. (1993)
 13. (1992)
 14. (1994)
 15. (1993)
 16. (1976)
 17. (1981)
 18. (1997)
 19. (2008)
 20. (2002)
 21. (1989)
 22. (2009)
 23. (2010)
 24. (2007)
 25. (1988)
 26. (1997)
 27. (1982)
 28. (1978)
 29. (2010)
 30. (1988)
 31. (1988)
 32. (1987)
 33. (2005)
 34. (1994)
 35. (1997)
 36. (1959)
 37. (1990)
 38. (2007)
 39. (2009)
 40. (1998)
 41. (1998)
 42. (1986)
 43. (1978)
 44. (1975)
 45. (1977)
 46. (1985)
 47. (1978)
 48. (1991)
 49. (1990)
 50. (1986)
 51. (2004)
 52. (2008)
 53. (2009)
 54. (2006)
 55. (2007)
 56. (1988)
 57. (1990)
 58. (2005)
 59. (2001)
 60. (1967)
 61. (2005)
 62. (1997)
 63. (2011)
 64. (2004)
 65. (2001)
 66. (2006)
 67. (1971)
 68. (1954)
 69. (1980)
 70. (1989)
 71. (1989)
 72. (1989)
 73. (1995)
 74. (2003)
 75. (1976)
 76. (1985)
 77. (1984)
 78. (1999)
 79. (2005)
 80. (1818)
 81. (1989)
 82. (1985)
 83. (1991)
 84. (2007)
 85. (1991)
 86. (1989)
 87. (1992)
 88. (1897)
 89. (2010)
 90. (1983)
 91. (1979)
 92. (2004)
 93. (2003)
 94. (1980)
 95. (1981)
 96. (1992)
 97. (1984)
 98. (1988)
 99. (1951)
 100. (1978)