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

A Feast for Crows

A Feast for Crows - George R.R. Martin I have given 5-stars, I think, to the first three in this series, but have to cut my rating for this, the 4th book. Martin had to cut the originally planned fourth book into two, and divided the larger volume into "A Feast for Crows" and "A Dance with Dragons," not by cutting in the middle of the plot, but by separating the books by the cast of characters. I'll admit that most of my favourite story lines are missing from "Feast," but I also found that the plot fell to a plodding pace for much of this one, which was a shock after the amazing pace of book 3. Onto book 5 now, which is restoring my faith in the series.

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