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Chimerascope is the first full collection of short fiction from award-winning Canadian author, Douglas Smith. Sixteen engaging 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 23.37mm | 369g
  • Toronto, Canada
  • English
  • 0981297854
  • 9780981297859
  • 1,454,353

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Praise for Douglas Smith ". . . Smith's voice proves one of the more endearing features of this sampling of his work, which holds true even in his individual story prefaces--an authorial vice that can be distracting, but in Smith's hands remains charming."
--Strange Horizons

"Reading Smith's stories is like taking a series of guided tours through strange places--you don't expect any bombshells to be dropped on you but you do expect to see something new and memorable. Chimerascope delivers that in spades and is well worth the price of admission."
--The Canadian Science Fiction Review

"Doug Smith is, quite simply, the finest short-story writer Canada has ever produced in the science fiction and fantasy genres, and he's also the most prolific. His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think."
--Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids
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About Douglas Smith

Douglas Smith is an award-winning Canadian author of speculative fiction, with over a hundred short story publications in thirty countries and twenty-five languages. His collections include Chimerascope (2010) and Impossibilia (2008), as well as the translated fantasy collection, La Danse des Esprits (France, 2011). His first novel, The Wolf at the End of the World, was released in 2013. Doug has twice won Canada's Aurora Award, and has been a finalist for the international John W. Campbell Award, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Bookies Award, Canada's juried Sunburst Award, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane. A multi-award winning film based on Doug's story "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down" was released on DVD, and other films based on his stories are in the works.
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157 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 35% (55)
4 33% (52)
3 22% (34)
2 8% (12)
1 3% (4)
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