Submitted by Douglas Smith on Thu, 2008/03/27 - 11:14pm
My short story "The Dancer at the Red Door" is on the final ballot for the 2008 Aurora Award in the category "Best Short Form Work in English." This story first appeared in 2007 in the DAW anthology UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS (editors Julie Czerneda and Jana Paniccia). Julie told me that the story inspired the artwork for the antho's spiffy cover. Look left. See thumbnail of cover. Click on thumbnail. Go "ooh!!! ah!!!". Better yet, read the story here. If you enjoy "The Dancer...", please consider voting for it for the Aurora Award.
Submitted by Douglas Smith on Tue, 2008/03/25 - 8:58pm
Here's the full storyboard script for the independent film that was recently shot based upon my short story "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down." Thanks to director Anthony Sumner for kindly lettin
Submitted by Douglas Smith on Mon, 2008/03/24 - 10:27am
The "Contact Doug" email form on this site is working again. However, if anyone has submitted an email to me via the "Contact Doug" page between Feb 9 - Mar 23, please resend it via the form. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Submitted by Douglas Smith on Wed, 2008/03/05 - 6:30pm
Here’s a cool site for any fellow Torontonians who are also fans of speculative fiction. Friend and fellow writer, Karen Bennett, maintains Fantastic Toronto, a web site that presents "a bibliography of science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy and horror set in (or with major mentions of) Toronto."
Submitted by Douglas Smith on Mon, 2008/02/25 - 12:06am
Submitted by Douglas Smith on Wed, 2008/02/06 - 12:03pm
I am a huge fan of the late Roger Zelazny (pictured here), one of the three so-called "New Wave" writers who redefined the SF&F field in the sixties and seventies (bonus points if you can name the other two). Zelazny died in 1995 from cancer, far too young at 58.
Submitted by Douglas Smith on Tue, 2008/02/05 - 6:51pm
My story "State of Disorder" will be translated into Hebrew for publication in Mercury, a new magazine in Israel. "State of Disorder" was first published in the long running and now defunct (again) US magazine, Amazing Stories, in 1999 (cover shown here).
Submitted by Douglas Smith on Wed, 2008/01/23 - 3:14pm
I'm in Rome for the first time this week, on a business trip with some time to play tourist tacked onto the end. To mark the occasion, here are two of my stories that have previously been published in Italian. "Scream Angel" appeared in the Italian print magazine, Robot (from Delos Publishing) in 2005.
Submitted by Douglas Smith on Mon, 2008/01/14 - 7:07pm
A new monthly Romanian print magazine, Sci-Fi Magazin (yes, that's how it's spelled), will be translating and publishing my Aurora-winning short story "Scream Angel" later this year, likely in their April issue.
Submitted by Douglas Smith on Wed, 2008/01/09 - 10:39pm
Maybe it comes during a panel at a convention, or at a party, or in an interview. But if you're a writer, sooner or later someone will ask you that question:
"Where do you get the ideas for your stories?"
It is both the single most common question asked of writers and the one that puzzles writers the most. And our answers, I think, usually puzzle our questioners just as much.
I can explain the problem.