Aurora Nominees Pic

Toronto's annual Ad Astra con this year found all five Aurora Award nominees for "Best Short Form" in attendance. Pictured here, left to right, are Stephen Kotowych, Tony Pi, Hayden Trenholm, David Clink, and yours truly. You can read my nominated story, "The Dancer at the Red Door," here. Ad Astra is always a great con, and I highly recommend it if you've never attended.

Czeching into Enlightenment

I mentioned in my last entry that the long-running Czech pro magazine, Ikarie, had reprinted my Aurora-winning story "Scream Angel." Two issues later, they also reprinted its companion story, "Enlightenment", a 2005 Aurora Award finalist. Check out reviews and the story's publishing history.

Screaming in Czech

My 2004 Aurora Award winning novelette, "Scream Angel", was reprinted in the Czech pro magazine, Ikarie, a while bac

I'm a 2008 Aurora Award Finalist!

My short story "The Dancer at the Red Door" is on the final ballot for the 2008 Aurora Award in the category "Best Short Form Work in English." This story first appeared in 2007 in the DAW anthology UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS (editors Julie Czerneda and Jana Paniccia). Julie told me that the story inspired the artwork for the antho's spiffy cover. Look left. See thumbnail of cover. Click on thumbnail. Go "ooh!!! ah!!!". Better yet, read the story here. If you enjoy "The Dancer...", please consider voting for it for the Aurora Award.

"By Her Hand, She Draws You Down" Movie Script

Here's the full storyboard script for the independent film that was recently shot based upon my short story "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down." Thanks to director Anthony Sumner for kindly lettin

"Contact Doug" Form Fixed!

The "Contact Doug" email form on this site is working again. However, if anyone has submitted an email to me via the "Contact Doug" page between Feb 9 - Mar 23, please resend it via the form. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Fantastic Toronto: The Big Smoke in SF & Fantasy

Fantastic TorontoHere’s a cool site for any fellow Torontonians who are also fans of speculative fiction. Friend and fellow writer, Karen Bennett, maintains Fantastic Toronto, a web site that presents "a bibliography of science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy and horror set in (or with major mentions of) Toronto."

A New Zelazny Novel!!

Roger ZelaznyI am a huge fan of the late Roger Zelazny (pictured here), one of the three so-called "New Wave" writers who redefined the SF&F field in the sixties and seventies (bonus points if you can name the other two). Zelazny died in 1995 from cancer, far too young at 58.

Story Sale: New magazine in Israel

My story "State of Disorder" will be translated into Hebrew for publication in Mercury, a new magazine in Israel. "State of Disorder" was first published in the long running and now defunct (again) US magazine, Amazing Stories, in 1999 (cover shown here).


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