The Devil’s Exercise Yard

Welcome to the yard. You’ve got 20 minutes a day here. Let’s make it count.

With apologies to you-know-who…

Please allow me to introduce myself.

David Nickle

I’m David Nickle and I write stories. Most of them are horror stories, but in the mix are science fiction, fantasy, and stories that are just stories. Some of those stories you can find at places like, The Best Horror of the Year, The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and two short story collections: Monstrous Affections and Knife Fight and Other Struggles.

Other of those stories are novels: Rasputin’s Bastards, The ‘Geisters, Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism and Volk: A Novel of Radiant Abomination.

On this site, you can find more information on those books. There’s a page with some links to stories of mine available online. There’s a gallery of illustrations I made, for the stories in Monstrous Affections, and that my father Lawrence Nickle made for a special edition of Eutopia. And there’s a blog, the Devil’s Exercise Yard, where I’ll occasionally sound off on whatever’s occurring to me in the moment.

Think of it as a nice light workout for idle minds.

-David Nickle

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