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


Svaha - Charles de Lint Highly recommended. I'd somehow missed this book from one of my favourite authors when it first came out in 1989. It is both typical and atypical for a de Lint book. Typical are the wonderful characters that you love spending time with and getting to know. Typical too is the beautiful interweaving of First Nations beliefs and spirituality. Atypical is the SF / near-future setting. But de Lint makes it all work together perfectly, blending an exciting story with social commentary of where our consumer society and destruction of nature might lead us.

Currently reading

The Scottish Banker of Surabaya
Ian Hamilton
Access All Areas: A User's Guide to the Art of Urban Exploration
The House by the Churchyard
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller