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About the Author
Douglas Smith is an award-winning Canadian author of fantasy, SF, horror, supernatural, and the ever popular "undefinable" who has been published in thirty countries and twenty-five languages around the world.
Doug is a three-time winner of Canada's Aurora Award for speculative fiction and has been a finalist for the international John W. Campbell Award, Canada's juried Sunburst Award, the CBC Bookies award, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane.
His other works include:
THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD (Lucky Bat Books, 2013) - Urban fantasy novel
CHIMERASCOPE (ChiZine, 2010) - Collection - Finalist for the Sunburst Award, Aurora Award, and CBC Bookies Award
PLAYING THE SHORT GAME (Lucky Bat Books, 2014) - A writer's guide
LA DANSE DES ESPRITS (Dreampress, 2011) - Collection - Finalist for France's Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane
A sample of what others have said about Doug and his writing:
"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, award-winning author
Doug's website is www.smithwriter.com and he tweets at smithwrtr.
"Rarely have I seen such an apt title to any book! Douglas Smith has given us three amazing stories that are so unusual and beautiful that no other name than Impossibilia could possibly describe this collection. Each tale was rapture and ecstasy, magical and mysterious, perfect and implausible. In short, I loved them all from the first word to the last. ... I don't know what else to say without spoiling things for you so I won't say anything else, except READ THIS BOOK!!!" -- Mass Movement Magazine
"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 beautifully crafted. ... In my search for the perfect short story, the three in this volume certainly qualify." --SF Crowsnest Book Reviews
"Both thematically and stylistically, these stories sometimes recall the work of better known authors, including Harlan Ellison, Theodore Sturgeon, and Ray Bradbury. But Smith puts such a personal stamp on his stories, and invests them with such depth of feeling, that they transcend the dangers of ... imitation and emerge as wholly original. ... There is a certain exhilaration that comes from reading the book's complex and powerfully emotional stories couched in that deft and smooth prose. It is easy to see why PS Publishing considers Smith an author who deserves more attention. ... [Smith deserves] to be known to by a very wide audience indeed." --Dead Reckonings review magazine
"Highly, highly recommended." --Fantasy Book Critic
"Impossibilia is a treasure to be savoured, like gourmet chocolates and fine wine. It includes three superb stories...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--far from it and quite the opposite: the stories in this collection are so wonderful, I wanted to take time to digest and enjoy each and every one." -- Rainbow Dragon Recommends
"The stories in this collection 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. That's range, or at least a glimpse of range, in the grand manner that harks back to Bradbury and Sturgeon and Ellison" -- Chaz Brenchley, award-winning UK writer
"Stories with hope are stories I need. ... I would very cheerfully read more stories by this author. ... Worth reading: definitely." --The International Review of Science Fiction