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

McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld

McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld - Misha Glenny A book that is both enlightening and frightening at the same time. The global scope that Glenny covers is huge and works against the book in a way. It reads very much like a world tour of crime, and the linkages or continuity between sections (criminal organizations in one region vs the next one that he moves to) is not always clear, or perhaps the complexity of the subject matter makes it impossible to be clearer. I was reading William Gibson's THE PERIPHERAL at the same time, and I kept thinking of Gibson's "kleptocracies" while reading this one--the governments in league with criminals with a goal only to enrich themselves.

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