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

Carnacki, The Ghost Finder

Carnacki, The Ghost Finder - William Hope Hodgson The first story was enjoyable, but the rest of the collection (which included six short stories) were simply more of the same thing: same structure, same approaches by the "ghost hunter," same less than suspenseful scenarios. I picked this title to read because I've read Hodgson's more well known works (The Night Land, The House on the Borderland, etc.) and enjoyed those. However, I won't be chasing down any more Carnacki stories.

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