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Douglas Smith

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June 02

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"One of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction." —Library Journal

"The man is Sturgeon good. Zelazny good. I don't give those up easy." —Spider Robinson, Hugo and Nebula Awards winner

"His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think." —Robert J. Sawyer, award-winning author

"A great storyteller with a gifted and individual voice." —Charles de Lint

Hi! Thanks for visiting. I'm an award-winning Canadian author of fantasy, SF, horror, supernatural, and the ever popular "undefinable", with over a hundred story sales in thirty-two countries and twenty-five languages around the world.

I have won Canada's Aurora Award for speculative fiction three times, and have been a finalist for the intern
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Douglas Smith To Roger Zelazny's Kingdom of Amber, for sure. Feast with Amber's royal family, especially Corwin, and hopefully get a look at the Pattern.
Douglas Smith Ken, thanks for reaching out. And thanks for your kind comments on "Out of the Light" and your interest in my work. Glad you enjoyed the story.

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Ken, thanks for reaching out. And thanks for your kind comments on "Out of the Light" and your interest in my work. Glad you enjoyed the story.

If you like short fiction, then your best bet would be to try either (or both ) of my collections, IMPOSSIBILIA or CHIMERASCOPE.

IMPOSSIBILIA was published in 2008 by the fine UK press, PS Publishing. It's a mini-collection, containing three novelettes. It includes the Aurora Award winning "Spirit Dance," which is the first in my series about my shapeshifter species, the Heroka. The collection was an Aurora finalist itself.

CHIMERASCOPE is my first full collection, containing 16 stories, including another Aurora Award winner, a Best New Horror selection, and eight Aurora Award finalists. It was published in 2010 by the fine Canadian small press, ChiZine. It was a finalist for the Aurora, the juried Sunburst Award, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corp's Bookies Award. Note that it includes "Out of the Light" (which qualified as an Aurora Finalist but I chose to drop it from the list as I would have had two stories on the ballot that year and didn't want to split my votes).

Finally, my first novel, THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD (2013), is another Heroka shapeshifter tale, taking place five years after the events in "Spirit Dance" and featuring most of the same characters.

All of these are available in trade paperback and ebook editions from all major retailers, and also via my website store at www.smithwriter.com/store. More info on all of these is available also on my website at www.smithwriter.com. My website also has a complete list of all of my stories.

Hope this helps! Thanks again for the interest. It's always wonderful to hear from a fan. You can contact me directly via the contact page on my website or via doug smithwriter.com. You can also subscribe to my irregular email newsletter via a link on my website.

Happy reading!(less)
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"Doorways" (part 1) now up at Tales to Terrify podcast

Doorways coverMy SF novelette, "Doorways," is being presented in podcast form on episode #434 of the excellent Tales to Terrify site. "Doorways" first appeared in Postscripts Magazine from PS Publishing in the UK in 2008. It was a finalist for the Aurora Award the following year.


Because it's a long story, over 10,000 words, TtT is presenting it in two parts. Part 1 is up now, and part 2 will be going up in a co

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Similar to Station Eleven, this novel skillfully balances multiple story lines and point-of-view characters, along with shifts backwards and forwards in time. All the stories and characters intersect and weave in and out, often in surprising and unex ...more
Memories of the Dead Man by Douglas  Smith
"Are you the same person to everyone you know? Do we present totally different personas to the general populace than we do to our families and loved ones?

Discover how someone seen by most as a deadly killer can be a savior to someone else. Wonderfull" Read more of this review »
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"Not too far into the book I was ready to give up. I figured I was missing everything because I hadn't read Holmes in recent memory. I gave it one more try, and it turned into a great read, clever and witty and laugh-out-loud in places. So happy I loo" Read more of this review »
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"Memories of the Dead Man is more than a short dystopian story. It’s depth and ability to make me ponder “What would I have done” is stunning! Douglas Smith is an extremely talented, versatile and prolific wordsmith that I am especially glad to read a" Read more of this review »
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“She jumped out from hiding. “You killed me, you son of a bitch!”
The Windigo stopped. As its bulbous red eyes fell on her, it occurred to her that, even though she was dead, there might be fates that could befall her spirit she should probably try to avoid. Swallowing, she stepped back.
But the Windigo made no move toward her. Its voice was a thing of ice cracking in the middle of a frozen lake. “I have eaten your flesh already, child. Your spirit is of no use to me. I need fresh meat and hot blood.” Turning away, it continued through the forest.
“What? That’s it? Take my body, then forget about me?” she yelled after its retreating back. “Obviously a guy,” she muttered.”
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