Interview and a Chimerascope review
My second collection, Chimerascope, is still generating interest and reviews. Writer Kristene Perron (Warpworld series) recently posted a review of the collection, and a short interview with me on story structure and plotting, on her website here. Here are some extracts:
Chimerascope, a collection of speculative fiction short stories, enchants, horrifies, enlightens, and mesmerizes. Through each tale, no matter the tone or subject, Smith connects the reader instantly with his characters and they are as unforgettable as they are diverse. From the broken and twisted (Jason Trelayne of “Scream Angel”, John Bishop of “Memories of the Dead Man”) to the ethereal and innocent (Asai of “The Red Bird, Big G of “Going Harvey in the Big House”), these characters step off the pages and become real.
Another of Smith’s strengths is structure. I’m in awe of his ability to choose just the right voice, POV, and timelines for his stories. He includes enough details to show the reader the depth of each world without bogging down the story in description. No matter how short the story, their worlds feel fully formed. ...
If you love speculative fiction, short stories, and masterful storytelling, Chimerascope needs to be on your bookshelf.