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

Lord of the Isles

Lord of the Isles - David Drake Wonderful characters that I enjoyed spending time with, but ultimately the plot that was hinted at in the beginning was never realized. The story ended up being a series of unrelated events that had nothing to do with advancing the plot forward. The conclusion was not satisfying and did not live up to the original set-up. Too bad, as the characters were well drawn and unique, and the prose well written.

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