The Claus Effect by David NickleThe Claus Effect by David Nickle

The Claus Effect

byDavid Nickle, Karl Schroeder

Paperback | November 27, 2002

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The Claus Effect is a continuation of "The Toy Mill", the 1993 Aurora-Award-winning story about a malevolent, post-industrial-revolution Santa Claus and Emily, the little girl whose wish to be a Christmas Elf nearly destroys the world. The Claus Effect takes up eights years later, when events propel teen-aged Emily and West Point cadet Neil Nyman on a breakneck journey through suburban shopping malls, Ontario cottage country, and the frigid northern wastes of the former Soviet Union - battling displaced Cossacks, blue-blooded cottagers and homicidal, down-sized elves along the way. Finally, they must face down the terrifying truth: about Christmas, the New World Order - and the Claus Effect.

David Nickle was born in 1964. He lives and works in Toronto, which is less than halfway to the North Pole. His stories have appeared in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Tesseracts4, Tesseracts5, four volumes of the Northern Frights anthology series, and in magazines such as On Spec and Transversions. He works as a political reporte...
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Title:The Claus EffectFormat:PaperbackDimensions:241 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 27, 2002Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1895836344

ISBN - 13:9781895836349

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Entertaining and a little twisted Patterned after their short story "The Toy Mill" The Claus Effect takes a full frontal assault on your childhood fantasies about the beloved Claus. Globe hopping espionage and an all out confrontation with the immortal Claus himself. Kind of a James Bond feeling and a compelling read. I stayed up half the night reading it. Nice touch including the original short story on which the novel is based.
Date published: 1999-12-06