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Impossibilia (PS Showcase #5)

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There are three stories in this collection, and they reach from van Gogh's rural France to the classic travelling fair to the far lost forest, and from timeshift to shapeshift to the activity of luck.
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Published (first published April 24th 2011)
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Nathan
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, absolutely beautiful short stories.
Kelly
Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
'Impossibilia' is a small collection of short fiction by Douglas Smith. An award-winning author of speculative fiction, Douglas Smith has had pieces published in over eighty publications but this is his first collection of short fiction.

The three stories collected in 'Impossibilia' are very different, covering almost the entire range of speculative genres. The writing is superb. Douglas Smith is an artisan and his stories are beautifully crafted. Perhaps this is the reason there are only three s
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Susan Qrose
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
I don't read Speculative Fiction for the spaceships, dragons or fairies. I read it because I love exploring other peoples' ideas, emotional interactions, and imaginations. When a story sets me to musing about its intricate weave of characters, actions, and emotions, and wondering how the author came up with 'that' idea I'm happy to have invested my time. Time is precious, finite, and slips through fingers as easily as air.
The stories in Impossibilia gave me a wonderful return on my investment.
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Laura Rainbow Dragon
Douglas Smith's first short story collection Impossibilia is a treasure to be savoured, like gourmet chocolates and fine wine. It includes three superb stories:

* Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, by Van Gogh
* Spirit Dance
* Going Down to Lucky Town

each beautifully written and wondrously imagined.

It took me several days to get through this book. Not because it is in any way difficult to read -- but far from it and quite the opposite: The stories in this collection are so wonderful, I wanted to tak
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Liviu
Great collection - should be known widely
DH
Jun 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010, gr-str
Brilliantly written short story collection and probably one of my favorites!
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"One of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction." —Library Journal

"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

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