by Douglas Smith
Release date: March 14, 2010
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, short stories

Chimerascope — a story of many parts. A young artist hungers to draw you. A dinner conversation takes three lifetimes to finish. A geologist faces a planet-sized, eons-old puzzle to save her crew. The hero of the Fall of Earth must choose between love and revenge. A mysterious dancer leads a businessman to a most exclusive nightclub. A man is born each day into a new life — only to die each night. A sentient aurora threatens the last of humanity. A Norse god’s bar in Toronto hosts an unplanned family reunion. A woman descends into insanity — or is it the end of the world? A house as big as the world.

These are some of the stories you will encounter in Chimerascope, the first full collection of short fiction from award-winning Canadian author, Douglas Smith. Sixteen stories of fantasy and science fiction, including one Aurora Award-winners, a Best New Horror pick, and nine Aurora finalists, that take you from love in fourteenth-century Japan to humanity’s last stand, from virtual reality to the end of reality, from alien drug addictions to a dinner where a man loses everything.


  • Introduction by Julie Czerneda
  • Author's Introduction
  • Scream Angel
  • The Red Bird
  • By Her Hand, She Draws You Down
  • New Year’s Eve
  • The Boys Are Back in Town
  • State of Disorder
  • Nothing
  • Symphony
  • Out of the Light
  • Enlightenment
  • The Last Ride
  • Jigsaw
  • The Dancer at the Red Door
  • Going Harvey in the Big House
  • A Taste Sweet and Salty
  • Memories of the Dead Man
  • Murphy's Law (bonus story only available in the hardcover edition)
updated 2010-09-07

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