Aurora Award Finalist story from a 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 treasureMoreAurora Award Finalist story from a 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 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:As First Officer on the part passenger ship, part space freighter, The Fiscal Restraint, Dex figures he knows all there is to know about “Murphy’s Law”: if anything can go wrong, it will.
And on the perpetually under-staffed, under-funded Restraint, it generally does.But he never expected to actually meet Murphy.The real Murphy.REVIEWS:Smith showcases his talent for creating strong characters who are believable and sympathetic -- even when they inhabit an absurd world. ... A hilarious, yet poignant read.—Rainbow Dragon RecommendsABOUT 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.