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Multi-award winning author.Doug Smith is, quite simply, the finest short-story writer Canada has ever produced in the science fiction and fantasy genres, and hes also the most prolific. His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touchMoreMulti-award winning author.Doug Smith is, quite simply, the finest short-story writer Canada has ever produced in the science fiction and fantasy genres, and hes also the most prolific. His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think.—Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Hominids and FlashForwardA great storyteller with a gifted and individual voice.—Charles de LintOne of Canadas most original writers of speculative fiction.—Library JournalDESCRIPTION:On the run on a post-plague Earth, Mary and her teenage son, Jase, are saved by Bishop, a man with mysterious powers who just may be the Dead Man, the legendary hero of the Fall of Earth. But when Bishop’s dark past catches up with them all, Bishop must choose between his love for Mary and Jase, or revenge against the men who killed his wife and son.REVIEWS:All that you want in a sf short story is here from powerful characters, to action, mysterious happenings, and a dark, violent, but excellent tale. … A bittersweet ending adds to the power of the story. (A++)—Fantasy Book CriticShows off Smiths flair for the cinematic. ... Smith plans to write a novel about the Dead Man...I do look forward to reading it.—Strange HorizonsMemories of the Dead Man, has echoes of Stephen King wandering about its post-apocalyptic narrative.—Quill and Quire...a wonderful example of the places this author is unafraid to go.—SF Crowsnest Reviews...would make a great movie...a unique, post-apocalyptic blend of The Road Warrior and X-Men. Bishops powers are well thought-out and explained, and Mary is a sympathetic and effective narrator.—Tangent OnlineThe style and subtleties of the storytelling kept me firmly on the edge of my seat. ... The characters were what really impressed me, though--by a few lines into meeting each one you had a clear and definable presence in your mind.”—SF Crowsnest ReviewsABOUT THE AUTHOR:Doug is an award-winning author of speculative fiction, with over a million words of fiction sold and over a hundred short story sales to professional markets in thirty countries and two dozen languages.He has published three short story collections: Chimerascope (ChiZine Publications, Canada, 2010), Impossibilia, (PS Publishing, UK, 2008), and just recently, La Danse des Esprits (Dreampress, France, 2011).Doug has twice won Canadas Aurora Award for speculative fiction, and have been a finalist for the international John W. Campbell Award, the Canadian Broadcast Corporations Bookies Award, and the juried Sunburst Award.