"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
Hi! Thanks for visiting. I'm an award-winning Canadian author of fantasy, SF, horror, supernatural, and the ever popular "undefinable", with over a hundred story sales in thirty countries and two dozen languages around the world, including InterZone, Amazing Stories, Cicada, Baen's Universe, Weird Tales, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Postscripts, On Spec, and The Third Alternative, as well as ever so many anthologies.
I have twice won Canada's Aurora Award for speculative fiction, and have 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. I've been an Aurora finalist eighteen times and have several honourable mentions in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror. I have published three collections of short fiction:
- 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 short film based on my story "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down" toured indie festivals in North America, picking up several awards. It will be released later in 2011 on an anthology DVD of short horror films, called "Gallery of Fear." Check out my By Her Hand Movie page to see its awards, view some production stills, check out the storyboard script, see some sketches used in the movie, learn about the special movie companion book, and much more.
My first novel, The Wolf at the End of the World, based on my award-winning short story, "Spirit Dance," will be published in early 2013. It's a contemporary fantasy incorporating Ojibwa and Cree legends, environmental issues, and my shape-shifting species, the Herok'a.
What else? I'm a major fan of all things by Joss Whedon, but especially Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I love movies, bridge, and cycling. I live just north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with my wonderful wife and my youngest son, and close to my oldest son. My Twitter account is @smithwritr. I also maintain a popular foreign language market listing for short fiction on this web site.
So enjoy the site. Look around. You can find buying links to all of my published fiction at my onlline store, including downloadable ebooks of my short fiction and signed, personalized print copies of my collections. Feel free to send me an email. Thanks for visiting!
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