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Night Cry

Entry updated 7 March 2017. Tagged: Publication.

US Digest-sized magazine (1984-1987) published by TZ Publications Inc of New York; edited by T E D Klein (#1-#3) and then Alan Rodgers (#4-#11). Eleven issues in all, dated from 1984 (no month or season given) to Fall 1987.

This weird-fiction spinoff from Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone Magazine began with a Twilight Zone special billed on the cover as "20 Tales of Heartstopping Terror from Rod Serling's Twilight Zone Magazine", comprising reprinted stories (plus features) from 1981-1984 issues of the parent magazine. From the second issue (Summer 1985) Night Cry ran mostly new material, with the emphasis remaining on Horror fiction, though reprints from the parent magazine continued to appear until #4 (Winter 1985); there were also occasional classic reprints from such authors as Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle and M R James (1862-1936). Alan Rodgers took over from T E D Klein as editor with issue #4 (Winter 1985), continuing in this role until the final issue. Poetry was featured in all the Rodgers issues, including two Rhysling Award winners: Bruce Boston's "The Nightmare Collector" (Spring 1987 #9) and Lucius Shepard's "White Trains" (Spring 1987 #9). The most prolific Night Cry cover artist was J K Potter, whose work appeared on the seven issues #4 (Winter 1985) to #10 (Summer 1987) inclusive. [DRL]

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