Aurora Award Finalist
story from a multi-award winning author.
"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
"A great storyteller with a gifted and individual
voice." --Charles de Lint
"One of Canada's most original writers of speculative
fiction." --Library Journal
"One of the best and most moving novellas I have read. Haunting and evocative... Just astounding." --Fantasy Book Critic
"An important story, a story that matters, and I hope that many, many people will read it. ... A beautifully written, brilliantly crafted story in which Smith raises the bar even higher than his previous works. Doug's characteristic vivid settings and compelling characters are present, driven, as always, by love, and by a mystery which keeps the pages turning as the reader is drawn ever deeper. ... Don't miss this one!" --Rainbow Dragon Recommends
"The revolution of themes and words is very fluid throughout this story, making the pace almost rhythmic, drawing you along... The ending is a perfect resolution of the paradox of backward time travel." --SF Crowsnest Book Reviews
"Right up to the story's surprising conclusion, Smith keeps his readers guessing ... It's an ending that shouldn't work but somehow does, and it's a testament to the writer's skill that their fate seems entirely fitting." --The Fix
About the Author
Douglas Smith is an award-winning author of speculative fiction, with over a million words of fiction sold and over a hundred and fifty story publications in thirty countries and two dozen languages.
He has published three short story collections: Chimerascope
(ChiZine Publications, Canada, 2010),Impossibilia
, (PS Publishing, UK, 2008), and La Danse des Esprits
(Dreampress, France, 2011).
Doug has twice won Canada's Aurora Award
for speculative fiction, and have been a finalist for the international John W. Campbell Award
, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation's Bookies Award
, Canada's juried Sunburst Award
, and France's juried Prix Masterton
and Prix Bob Morane
His website is smithwriter.com and he tweets at twitter.com/smithwritr.