Volk: A Novel of Radiant Abomination (Paperback)David Nickle (author)
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In Eutopia, an orphaned farm boy and a black physician came face to face with monsters both human-American eugenicists-and inhuman-a parasite called the Juke. Volk is "another dive into the horrific . . . a dazzling horror novel that's unafraid to ask questions and leave some of them unanswered" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
At the dawn of the twentieth century, Dr. Andrew Waggoner and Jason Thistledown made it out of the Idaho town of Eliada alive-but so did the Juke . . .
Now, in 1931 Europe, there are those who seek to resurrect the philosophy of the founders of Eliada. Deep in the Bavarian mountains, research has begun on the creature whose seductive poison can be used in the Nazis' quest for a master race.
Still struggling with the aftershocks of their encounters with the Juke, Dr. Waggoner has become the head of a secret society in Paris dedicated to the monster's destruction, while Thistledown is a veteran World War I pilot. Drawn back together to fight the evil that is brewing, they will be forced to confront the diabolical plans of those who will stop at nothing to reshape humanity-and the one being capable of destroying it completely . . .
"The most intellectually provocative horror novel of the twenty-first century." -Toronto Star
"[Volk] cements David Nickle's reputation as one of the leaders of his generation of writers." -John Langan, award-winning author of The Fisherman
Publisher: Open Road Media
Number of pages: 399
Dimensions: 203 x 133 mm
"David Nickle's compelling Volk extends and expands upon his Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism. . . . It's the latest contribution to what is emerging as one of the truly substantial bodies of weird fiction in the early twenty-first century, and further cements David Nickle's reputation as one of the leaders of his generation of writers." -John Langan, author of The Fisherman
"A dazzling horror novel that's unafraid to ask questions and leave some of them unanswered." -Publishers Weekly, starred review
"With multiple engaging protagonists, a unique antagonist, and a well-realized pre-WWII European setting, Volk picks up the story of Juke but shifts its focus away from the literal monsters to the humans that try to control them. It's a bold, but natural progression for the story, with an ending that hints at much more to come." -Gordon B. White, Hellnotes
"Volk is technically and intellectually very ambitious, and it succeeds on almost every level, including as good, intelligent entertainment." -Paul StJohn Mackintosh, See the Elephant magazine
"David Nickle's sequel to his eugenicist novel Eutopia switches the action to 1930s Europe, but jumping to a different continent doesn't mean the gruesome horror is about to diminish. Volk is a worthy book with plenty of secrets to unravel." -Silvia Moreno-Garcia, World Fantasy Award-winning editor
"David Nickle's distinctive mastery of voluptuous horror makes for a sequel every bit as enthralling and disturbing as Eutopia." -Molly Tanzer, author of Vermillion
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