Friday, January 14, 2011

Chimerascope by Douglas Smith

Chimerascope
Douglas Smith
Published by ChiZine

Back-of-the-book

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.

Author's website

2 comments:

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

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

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