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By Her Hand, She Draws You Down: The Movie Companion Book

By Her Hand, She Draws You Down: The Movie Companion Book

by Douglas Smith
     
 

Aurora Award Finalist story from a multi-award winning author.

Best New Horror selection.

Multi-award winning independent film.

"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

Overview

Aurora Award Finalist story from a multi-award winning author.

Best New Horror selection.

Multi-award winning independent film.

"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 and FlashForward

"A great storyteller with a gifted and individual voice."—Charles de Lint

"One of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction."—Library Journal

DESCRIPTION:Here is the official companion book for the award-winning indie supernatural film “By Her Hand, She Draws You Down,” directed by Anthony G. Sumner, based on the acclaimed story of the same name by award-winning Canadian writer Douglas Smith.

Described as “delightfully creepy” by Booklist, “By Her Hand, She Draws You Down” tells the story of a beautiful young artist with an insatiable and deadly hunger. The movie toured indie film festivals in 2010 winning multiple awards for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Score, Editing, and Photography. The movie will be included on the upcoming horror anthology DVD, Gallery of Fear.

REVIEWS:"A haunting variant on the vampire legend with an understated and brutal ending."—Publishers Weekly

"Delightfully creepy."—Booklist

"I was reminded of the tone of some of Harlan Ellison’s best work."—The Fix

"...examines vampirism from an unusual and genuinely horrifying angle."—SF Site Review

"...a title that rules. ...psychic vampirism, creepy street performers, the horrors of small coastal towns. And Smith took the story somewhere that surprised me. The twist is sustained."—Jay Lake, Tangent Online

"Well done and with a nice twist."—Fantasy Book Critic

"Haunting passages and scenes."—Strange Horizons

"...a chilling, weird tale of an artist with a great hunger."—The Haunted Weblog

"Familiar subjects...dealt with in an original form and with a final turn that will surprise you."—Bibliopolis

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Doug is an award-winning author of speculative fiction, with over a million words of fiction sold and over a hundred short story sales to professional markets in thirty countries and two dozen languages.

He has published three short story collections: Chimerascope (ChiZine Publications, Canada, 2010), Impossibilia, (PS Publishing, UK, 2008), and just recently, La Danse des Esprits (Dreampress, France, 2011).

Doug has twice won Canada's Aurora Award for speculative fiction, and have been a finalist for the international John W. Campbell Award, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation's Bookies Award, and the juried Sunburst Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011290121
Publisher:
Douglas Smith
Publication date:
04/24/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

"His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think." —Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author "One of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction." —Library Journal "A great storyteller with a gifted and individual voice." —Charles de Lint Douglas Smith is an award-winning author of speculative fiction, with over a million words of fiction published in thirty countries and two dozen languages. He has won Canada's Aurora Award three times 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. Doug's book length works include: THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD (Lucky Bat Books, 2013) - Urban fantasy novel CHIMERASCOPE (ChiZine, 2010) - Finalist for the Sunburst Award, Aurora Award, and CBC Bookies Award IMPOSSIBILIA (PS Publishing, 2008) - Finalist for the Aurora Award LA DANSE DES ESPRITS (Dreampress, 2011) - Finalist for France's Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane In 2010, an independent film producer released a multi-award winning short film based on Doug's story "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down." Films based on his stories "A State of Disorder" and "Memories of the Dead Man" are also in the works. Website: www.smithwriter.com Twitter: smithwrtr SELECTED REVIEWS "Smith's writing, evocative yet understated, gracefully brings to life his imagined realms." — Quill and Quire *Starred Review* "Smith paints his worlds so well that you are transported within a paragraph or two and remain in transit until the story ends." —Broken Pencil, The Magazine of Zine Culture and the Independent Arts "Echoes of Stephen King, Richard Matheson, and Clive Barker haunt the halls of Smith's work, but the end result is completely original, and always enthralling." —Cory Redekop "Douglas Smith is an extraordinary author whom every lover of quality speculative fiction should read." —Fantasy Book Critic "Smith is definitely an author who deserves to be more widely read." —Strange Horizons "I've yet to read a work of his that wasn't beautifully written, but more than that, his stories resonate with a deep understanding of the human condition as well as a characteristic wry wonder... Stories you can't forget, even years later." —Julie Czerneda, award-winning author and editor "An ambitious and adventurous new writer." —Gardner Dozois, author and editor "Smith is a master of beginnings ... some of the most well-crafted hooks you'll find anywhere: deft introductions to the characters and their not-quite-familiar worlds packed into just a sentence or two that draw the reader in. As for the endings ... Smith's tendency is to forego the shocking twist for endings that feel satisfying and right, a trade-off that I'll take any day." —Canadian Science Fiction Reviews

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