Nightscript is a new annual journal of strange and inscrutable stories, and its debut volume has been out in the world about a month. Editor CM Muller has put a lot of love into this project, and it shows through the tangible beauty and the surprisingly symbiotic tone that resonates through the stories. So far readers are agreeing with his choices. For fans of the on-hiatus Shadows & Tall Trees, Tartarus Press, Robert Aickman, Reggie Oliver, and other sources of quiet, literary horror and weird fiction, Nightscript is a welcome addition. I am proud to have my story “The Death of Socrates” close out this anthology.