New Author Spotlight: David Nickle

New Author Spotlight is a series designed to introduce authors with 3 books or less in the different SF/F subgenres.

Today’s spotlight shines on David Nickle.

David Nickle’s books include:


Here’s the cover copy for Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism:

The year is 1911. In Cold Spring Harbour, New York, the newly formed Eugenics Records Office is sending its agents to catalogue the infirm, the insane, and the criminal – with an eye to a cull, for the betterment of all. Near Cracked Wheel, Montana, a terrible illness leaves Jason Thistledown an orphan, stranded in his dead mother”s cabin until the spring thaw shows him the true meaning of devastation – and the barest thread of hope. At the edge of the utopian mill town of Eliada, Idaho, Doctor Andrew Waggoner faces a Klansman”s noose and glimpses wonder in the twisting face of the patient known only as Mister Juke. And deep in a mountain lake overlooking that town, something stirs, and thinks, in its way: Things are looking up.

Eutopia follows Jason and Andrew as together and alone, they delve into the secrets of Eliada – industrialist Garrison Harper”s attempt to incubate a perfect community on the edge of the dark woods and mountains of northern Idaho. What they find reveals the true, terrible cost of perfection – the cruelty of the surgeon”s knife – the folly of the cull – and a monstrous pact with beings that use perfection as a weapon, and faith as a trap.

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4 thoughts on “New Author Spotlight: David Nickle”

  1. I know about the three books or less rule, but it still amuses me that Dave is a New Author. In the meantime, Readers! If you like a chill going down your spine, there aren’t many authors who can do as fine a job freaking you out as Mr. Nickle.

  2. I know about the three books or less rule, but it still amuses me that Dave is a New Author. In the meantime, Readers! If you like a chill going down your spine, there aren’t many authors who can do as fine a job freaking you out as Mr. Nickle.

  3. Thanks, Jessica! And thank you Derryl! I will happily wear the title New Author, even though I am really quite old.

    Thought I’d drop in to add a bit of content to this very kind pitch. There’s a book trailer for Eutopia, along with a free chapter and some illustrations for the special hardcover edition by my dad, Lawrence Nickle, right here:

    https://sites.google.com/site/davidnickle/eutopia-2

    It’s all, in case I’ve not mentioned, free.

     

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