Friday, January 14, 2011

Chimerascope by Douglas Smith

Douglas Smith
Published by ChiZine


Chimerascope, my first full collection of short fiction, is now available for ordering. Chimerascope contains sixteen of my favourite stories, including an Aurora Award winner, a Best New Horror selection, nine Aurora finalists, and three Year's Best Fantasy & Horror honourable mentions.

I had intended the read the first story, get a feel for the collection, and then book a time that I would read it all. No way. This collection was impossible to put down. This contains one of the best collections of speculative fiction I have ever read. There is a reason that the majority of these stories have won awards and nominations. Smith is absolutely brilliant as he proves SF is every bit as intelligent and thought-provoking as any literary work out there.

My favourite in the collection was "Scream Angel," with my new favourite first line: They stopped beating Trelayne when they saw that he enjoyed it. I surprisingly also liked "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down." I generally don't like horror, so it was a surprise to have enjoyed this one as much as I did.

After reading the collection, I immediately knew Chimerascope would be on my Aurora Award nomination list this year.

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  1. Thanks for the great review, Krista. Glad you enjoyed the book.

  2. Happy to have done it. It was a great collection and worth letting people know about.