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Impossibilia

Impossibilia

Impossibilia


Short Story Collection by Douglas Smith

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A FUN ROMP

Each story [in Impossibilia] is unique and different, showcasing a different aspect of Douglas Smith's talent. ... A fun romp that delivered something different [with] stories that are exhilarating, enjoyable, and well above competence.

Charles Tan, Bibilophile Stalker - Speculative Fiction Reviews

LETTER PERFECT

The three letter perfect stories behind the expressionist cover art admirably display Mr. Smith’s considerable creativity.

Kent Knopp-Schwyn, Hellnotes

A++

Highly, highly recommended.

Liviu Suciu, Fantasy Book Critic

SUPERB

The writing is superb. Douglas Smith is an artisan and his stories beautifully crafted. ... In my search for the perfect short story, the three in this volume certainly qualify.

Kelly Jensen, SF Crowsnest Book Reviews

ABOUT THIS SHORT STORY COLLECTION


AURORA AWARD Finalist

We all have things we hide away inside—secrets, fears, aspects of ourselves we keep locked away. Or try to.

In that respect, the characters we meet in Douglas Smith’s IMPOSSIBILIA are like any of us. They have things inside them too. Only their things are a little… different.

A dead wife that won’t leave. A wolf. The secret to being the luckiest man alive.

In ‘Bouquet of Flowers in Vase, by van Gogh’, remote viewing drives a search through the past for lost masterpieces. An ex-CIA agent, haunted by the presence of his dead wife, falls in love with a beautiful remote viewer with her own secret. But can viewing the past change the present?

Cree Indian legends, a love triangle, a covert government agency, and shape shifters collide in the award-winning ‘Spirit Dance’, described in Challenging Destiny as “…a vivid and wonderfully written tale about Native Canadian spirits, in the vein of Thomas King.”

In ‘Going Down to Lucky Town’, an itinerant gambler chases a streak of luck across the country, while trying to win back the love of his daughter. The secret he finds forces him into an ultimate gamble for the highest stakes of all: his daughter’s life.

And through all the stories, these characters share one more thing beyond what they hold inside. In the decisions they face, in the choices they make, they do what they do out of love. Lost love, found love, the love of a child. But love. So maybe they aren’t that different from us after all…

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