douglassmith - Sat, 2011/10/15 - 12:58pm
Update: I've just learned that the deadline to vote for the 2011 Aurora Awards, the official awards of the Canadian SF and Fantasy Association, has been extended to Monday October 17. Please vote and if you do, please add a vote for my first full collection, Chimerascope, which is one of five finalists under the category "Related Work." I include instructions on voting below.
Why Does Chimerascope Deserve Your Vote?
Fair question. I'm a little biased, but here are some reasons:
It was a finalist for the Sunburst Awards, Canada's only juried award for speculative fiction, sharing the ballot with the likes of Guy Gavriel Kay, Robert J. Sawyer, and Charles de Lint.
Earlier this year, Chimerascope was on the final ballot for the national CBC "Bookies" awards, sharing the ballot with the likes of Stieg Larsson, Suzanne Collins, William Gibson, and Robert J. Sawyer.
It has consistently received rave reviews in Canada and around the world.
It contains 16 of my best stories, including an Aurora Award winner, a Best New Horror selection, nine Aurora Award finalists, and three Year's Best Fantasy & Horror honourable mentions
Still not convinced? Why not download a free ebook of any story in Chimerascope? Just grab your free coupon code and make your selection in my bookstore
douglassmith - Tue, 2011/10/11 - 3:51pm
This week's ebook special is a 2-for-1 offer. Buy any ebook and add another book of equivalent or lower price for free. Just use the coupon code 2-FOR-1 when you checkout. And remember that you can also pick up a free ebook for any story in my Aurora-nominated collection CHIMERASCOPE by using the coupon code 1FREECHI-191A4178. I hope that you'll take advantage of one of these offers soon. Enjoy!
douglassmith - Mon, 2011/10/03 - 5:34pm
There are still some free ebooks available on the following coupons in my bookstore for anyone who is interested. Some of these have only one use left, some up to five. One use per book per customer. Try them out and get yourself a free ebook. Just pick the book that you want, and proceed to checkout. On the checkout screen, enter the coupon code for a free ebook. Active free e-book coupons: SCREAM-ANGEL-FREE BY-HER-HAND-FREE DEAD-MAN-FREE RED-BIRD-FREE Enjoy! And you can also check out other coupons on this page.
douglassmith - Sun, 2011/09/25 - 11:38pm
In honour of this announcement, this week's free ebook is "The Red Bird," the story that Tangent described as "a mini-epic about a young boy named Asai and the phoenix that saves him from death while his village is being raided... If you love Japanese and Samurai stories, this one will give you goose bumps." The coupon code is RED-BIRD-FREE. To use the coupon, click on the cover at the right (or go to my bookstore, click on the ebook section, and select "The Red Bird") and enter the code in the coupon box on the order page. This coupon will be valid only for the first five people who use it. If you're late reading this and find that the coupon has expired, you can always use one of the coupons on my specials page. "The Red Bird" first appeared in the fine Canadian magazine, On Spec and was an Aurora Award finalist. It is included in my upcoming collection of fantasy stories in France, and in my collection, Chimerascope, which is a current finalist for the 2011 Aurora Award, and was also a finalist for the 2011 Sunburst and CBC Bookies awards. Enjoy!
douglassmith - Sat, 2011/09/24 - 5:47pm
I'd posted earlier about my collection Chimerascope being selected by the jury for the 2011 Sunburst Awards for Literature of the Fantastic. The awards ceremony itself was held on September 14, 2011, hosted by Authors at Harbourfront, who also kindly hosted a dinner for the finalists and their guests prior to the ceremony. Teddy Wilson of Space's Inner Space hosted the ceremonies, which included readings by the finalists who were in attendance (me at the left), with actress Meira Gold doing an excellent job filling in on the readings for the finalists who were unable to attend in person. The winner in the adult fiction category was Guy Gavriel Kay (pictured here on the right, along with myself and fellow finalist, Hayden Trenholm) for his novel "Under Heaven." In the Young Adult category, the winner was Paul Glennon for his novel "Bookweirder." Full details on the winners and the short-listed works, and some more photos from the evening can be found here on the Sunburst site. Congratulations to Guy and Paul for their well-deserved wins. And thanks to the Sunburst society for all of their hard work and to Authors at Harbourfront for hosting the awards. I'm proud to have been a finalist for Canada's only juried award for speculative fiction.
douglassmith - Tue, 2011/09/20 - 11:19pm
Healing Waves (cover at the left) is a just-released charity anthology of short speculative fiction, in both ebook and POD editions. The project was the brain child of Maggie Bonham, publisher of Sky Warrior Book Publishing and editor Phyllis Irene Radford. All of the proceeds from sales of the anthology will go to this charity in aid of Japan's earthquake and tsunami relief. All of the stories in Healing Waves are speculative fiction and are set in or pertain to Japan. I'm proud to say that I contributed my story "The Red Bird" to the anthology. Please consider buying a copy of the anthology to support the ongoing relief effort in Japan. You can purchase the anthology through Smashwords at this link. Thanks for your support!
douglassmith - Sat, 2011/09/17 - 2:00pm
I'm very happy to announce that "Fiddleheads," a new short story of mine, will appear in the Canadian anthology, Chilling Tales 2: In Words, Alas, Drown I, edited by Michael Kelly and to be published in the fall of 2012 by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing. Not much more I can say right now, except to point you to the cover of the first volume at the right, and that I'll post more info and the cover for volume 2 as it comes available.
douglassmith - Mon, 2011/09/12 - 11:43pm
In honour of this announcement, this week's free ebook is "Memories of the Dead Man," the story that Tangent described as "a unique, post-apocalyptic blend of The Road Warrior and X-Men." The coupon code is DEAD-MAN-FREE. To use the coupon, click on the cover at the right (or go to my bookstore, click on the ebook section, and select "Memories of the Dead Man") and enter the code in the coupon box on the order page. This coupon will be valid only for the first ten people who use it. If you're late reading this and you find that coupon has expired, you can always use one of the coupons on my specials page. "Memories of the Dead Man" first appeared in the fine Canadian magazine, On Spec. It is included in my upcoming collection of fantasy stories in France, and in my collection, Chimerascope, which is a current finalist for the 2011 Aurora and 2011 Sunburst Awards. Enjoy!
douglassmith - Tue, 2011/09/06 - 1:08pm
About a year ago, I blogged that Benoît Domis of DreamPress had approached me regarding publishing a collection of my fantasy stories in France. All the details have now been worked out, and I am very excited to announce that La Danse des Esprits will be published this October and will include thirteen (a good number for a fantasy collection) of my previously published stories, translated into French. Aside from the coolness of having a new collection and in another language, I am particularly excited because of the people involved with this project.
douglassmith - Fri, 2011/09/02 - 12:19am
This week's free ebook is "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down." The coupon code is BY-HER-HAND-FREE. To use the coupon, click on the cover at the left (or go to my bookstore, click on the ebook section, and select "Scream Angel") and enter the code in the coupon box on the order page. This coupon will be valid only for the first ten people who use it. If you're late reading this, and the coupon has expired, you can always use one of the coupons on my specials page. "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down" first appeared in The Third Alternative magazine in the UK (now Black Static and was selected for The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #13 in 2002. The story was a finalist for the Aurora Award in 2002 for best short fiction. It is included in my collection, Chimerascope, which is a current finalist for the 2011 Aurora and 2011 Sunburst Awards. And of course, this is the story on which the indie movie of the same name was based. Enjoy!