Chimerascope is a massively enjoyable trek through the far-fetched, the horrifying, and the flat-out weird, all filtered through Smith's remarkable imagination and prodigious talent.
The 16 stories in this collection showcase the inventive mind and immense storytelling talent of one of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction.
Smith paints his worlds so well that you are transported within a paragraph or two and remain in transit until the short story ends.
Sunburst Award Finalist | Aurora Award Finalist | CBC Bookies Award Finalist
Chimerascope is Doug’s first full collection of short fiction, containing sixteen of his best stories, including an Aurora Award winner, a Best New Horror selection, and eight Aurora finalists. Sixteen stories of fantasy and science fiction that take you from love in fourteenth-century Japan to humanity’s last stand, from virtual reality to the end of reality, from alien drug addictions to a dinner where a man loses everything.
Chimerascope [ki-meer-uh-skohp] — a story of many parts…
A young artist hungers to draw you — A dinner conversation takes three lifetimes to finish — A geologist faces a planet-sized, eons-old puzzle to save her crew — The hero of the Fall of Earth must choose between love and revenge — A mysterious dancer leads a businessman to a most exclusive nightclub — A man is born each day into a new life…only to die each night — A sentient aurora threatens the last of humanity — A Norse god’s bar in Toronto hosts an unplanned family reunion — A woman descends into insanity…or is it the end of the world? — A house as big as the world.