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Chimerascope [NOOK Book]


Sunburst Awards Finalist (2011)

Chimerascope, a story of many parts.

A young artist hungers to draw you.

A dinner conversation takes three lifetimes to finish.

A ...

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Sunburst Awards Finalist (2011)

Chimerascope, 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.

These are some of the stories you will encounter in Chimerascope, the first full collection of short fiction from award-winning Canadian author, Douglas Smith. Sixteen stories of fantasy and science fiction, including one Aurora Award-winners, a Best New Horror pick, and nine Aurora finalists, 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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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
From a bittersweet tale of love amid the savagery of human galactic conquest ("Scream Angel") to a postapocalyptic story of a righteous gunman known only as the Dead Man ("Memories of the Dead Man"), 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. Covering the spectrum from sf ("Enlightenment") to horror ("By Her Hand, She Draws You Down") to fantasy ("The Boys Are Back in Town"), Smith writes with a keen eye for detail and atmosphere, crafting each story with wit and perception. VERDICT Twice winner of Canada's Aurora Award, Smith writes stories that will appeal to fans of such literary sf writers such as Jack Vance and Gene Wolfe.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045109796
  • Publisher: Douglas Smith
  • Publication date: 11/20/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 1,021 KB

Meet the Author

Douglas Smith is an award-winning Toronto author of speculative fiction with over a hundred fiction sales in two dozen languages, including appearances in InterZone, Baen’s Universe, Amazing Stories, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Cicada, Postscripts, Weird Tales, On Spec,The Third Alternative, and anthologies from Penguin/Roc, DAW and others. He was a John W. Campbell Award finalist for best new writer in 2001, and has twice won Canada’s Aurora Award. This is his second collection of short fiction. His first collection, Impossibilia (PS Publishing, UK), was published in 2008 and garnered two more Aurora nominations. Doug recently completed his first novel, an urban fantasy set in Ontario, incorporating shapeshifters, covert government agencies, and Cree and Ojibwa legends. A film based on his supernatural horror story, “By Her Hand, She Draws You Down,” is in post-production with TinyCore Pictures in the US. Doug can be contacted via his web site,

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Table of Contents

Introduction Julie Czerneda 9

Author's Introduction 11

Scream Angel 17

The Red Bird 47

By Her Hand, She Draws You Down 63

New Year's Eve 75

The Boys Are Back in Town 95

State of Disorder 115

Nothing 135

Symphony 141

Out of the Light 151

Enlightenment 171

The Last Ride 197

Jigsaw 211

The Dancer at the Red Door 231

Going Harvey in the Big House 255

A Taste Sweet and Salty 285

Memories of the Dead Man 303

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