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David Nickle is the author of several novels and numerous short stories. His latest novel, The 'Geisters, is available from ChiZine Publications. His novel Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism was a finalist for the Aurora Award, the Sunburst Award and the Compton Crook Award. His story collection Monstrous Affections won the 2009 Black Quill Reader's Choice Award. He's a past winner of the Bram Stoker Award and Aurora Award. He lives and works in Toronto.


As you'll have seen from the last post, I've been pulling on the coats of some writers whose work I admire to have a look at Knife Fight and Other Struggles, the new story collection out in October 2014. Laird Barron got back to me a little while back (see the last post) and some others weighed in shortly afterward. I am immensely grateful.

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Average rating: 3.59 · 1,170 ratings · 249 reviews · 33 distinct works · Similar authors
Eutopia
3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 358 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Monstrous Affections
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Rasputin's Bastards
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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The 'Geisters
3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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The Sloan Men: Short Story
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013
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" Excellent writing through and through. Worth the read for any lover of the weird, horror, or just damn good imaginative story telling. "
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" Nicely crafted, surprisingly dark short stories. After the first few, I actually dreaded reading the rest of them. Could be I was just in a strange mood, but they struck me as terribly sad and relentless. "
The 'Geisters by David Nickle
" This had to be one of the most original stories I have read. Poltergeists are nothing new in story or film but the tale David Nickle creates from the idea of possession, desire and control is fresh out of the box. I was mesmerized. Every time I th... " Read more of this review »
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“...he could feel hot tears coming to his eyes as the image of that night, outside the house as the November wind blew black leaves up off the ground and the sky turned colors like bruised flesh.”
David Nickle, Eutopia
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“By this time it was well past midnight. You know how that is. It’s a time when you start asking questions about things that in the light of day you wouldn’t consider twice. It’s a time … well, we both know how that goes, in the dark hour.”
David Nickle, The Best Horror of the Year Volume Four

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