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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.


Big news: this week, my first novel (co-written with Karl Schroeder), The Claus Effectis available for the first time in e-book form. It's a new version from ChiZine Publications, with a fantastic new cover (see below), and a never-before-seen epilogue. You can purchase and download it here.


The Claus Effect is an old book—to the extent, I guess, that Karl and I are old writers. The novel, abou... Read more of this blog post »
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Eutopia
3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 417 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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Monstrous Affections
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Rasputin's Bastards
3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 144 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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The 'Geisters
3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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Knife Fight and Other Strug...
4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2014 — 2 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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“...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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