A Taste Sweet and Salty

A Taste Sweet and Salty

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Author: Douglas Smith
Length: 50 page(s)
Language: English
Written: Oct 2011
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Views: 3752

Category: Fiction & Literature » Fantasy  |  Work: Erzählung
Keywords: fantasy, slipstream, surreal

Each day he lived. Each night he died.

The man known only as Stranger lived and died in a town with no name. Each day he lived. And each night he died…

Note: includes an afterword by the author and excerpts from many of his other stories

REVIEWS

“...absolutely masterful...a kind of much, much creepier Quantum Leap: the amnesiac protagonist awakes in a new body each morning only to die in it by nightfall.” —Strange Horizons

“Another superb story … unpredictable and with a great ending, this story is another highlight of the [Chimerascope] collection (A++).” —Fantasy Book Critic

“...wonderful...has a taste that lingers...” —SF Crowsnest

“A charming tale about a man cursed to die every day and be reborn as someone else.” —SFRevu

“A fascinating fabulist premise...” — Internet Review of SF


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About the Author

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Member since: Mar 2011
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Douglas Smith is an award-winning Canadian author described by Library Journal as "one of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction." His fiction has been published in twenty-six languages and thirty-two countries. His work includes the urban fantasy novel, The Wolf at the End of the World, and the collections Chimerascope, Impossibilia, and La Danse des Esprits. His non-fiction guide for writers, Playing the Short Game: How to Market & Sell Short Fiction, is a must read for any short story writer.

Doug is a three-time winner of Canada's Aurora Award, and has been a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award, CBC's Bookies Award, Canada's juried Sunburst Award, and France's juried Prix Masterton and Prix Bob Morane. A short film based on Doug's story "By Her Hand, She Draws You Down" won several awards at film festivals around the world.

His website is www.smithwriter.com and he tweets at twitter.com/smithwritr

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