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Chimerascope

Chimerascope

Chimerascope


Short Story Collection by Douglas Smith

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MASSIVELY ENJOYABLE

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.

Corey Redekop, Quill & Quire (starred review)

IMMENSE STORYTELLING 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.

Reviewed by, Library Journal

A GIFTED WRITER IN THE GENRE OF SCIENCE-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.

Broken Pencil, The Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts

ABOUT THIS SHORT STORY COLLECTION


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.

ABOUT DOUGLAS SMITH


Douglas Smith is a multiple award-winning Canadian author described by Library Journal as “one of Canada’s most original writers of speculative fiction.” His work has appeared in twenty-five languages and over thirty countries. His fiction includes the urban fantasy novel, THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD, and the collections CHIMERASCOPE, IMPOSSIBILIA, and LA DANSE DES ESPRITS. His non-fiction guide for writers, PLAYING THE SHORT GAME: HOW TO MARKET & SELL SHORT FICTION, is a must read for any short story writer.

Doug is a three-time winner of Canada’s Aurora Award, and has been a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award, CBC’s Bookies Award, Canada’s juried Sunburst Award, and France’s juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane. A short film based on Doug’s story “By Her Hand, She Draws You Down” won several awards at film festivals around the world.

His website is www.smithwriter.com and he tweets at twitter.com/smithwritr