Douglas Smith | Writer

Hi! Thanks for visiting. I'm an award-winning author of fantasy, SF, horror, supernatural, and the ever popular "undefinable" and have been published in thirty countries and twenty-five languages. 


I'm a three-time winner of the Aurora Award and a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award, the juried Sunburst Award, the CBC Bookies award, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane. 


My website is and I tweet at

Lair of the White Worm

Lair of the White Worm - Bram Stoker It's hard to believe that the same author who wrote Dracula penned this one. Unbelievably bad plotting, where otherwise interesting characters do astoundingly stupid and ridiculous things just so that the author can have the ending he wanted. Just silly.

Fugue For A Darkening Island

Fugue For A Darkening Island - Christopher Priest Priest's "The Prestige" is an amazing book, so I picked up this early work with high expectations, but this was so unrelentingly depressing and with such an obvious agenda that I didn't finish it.


Aegypt - John Crowley Quite frankly, I stopped reading about 3/4 of the way through it. I just did not care for any of the characters and at no point did any of the ever so many plot lines pull me in. Life's too short and there are too many books.

The Dead Man's Brother

The Dead Man's Brother - Roger Zelazny, Trent Zelazny It was just so great to read "new" Roger Zelazny prose again. I got this book when it came out, but I've been saving and saving it to read, delaying the last chance I'll have to read new words by my favourite author. Great read. All I can do is hope that somehow another lost ms will turn up.

Burn Witch Burn!

Burn Witch Burn! - A. Merritt Started out quite fun, but devolved into being predictable with a very irritating narrator / protagonist who insisted on not believing events even when he participated in them. Still fun.