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(Aurora Award Finalist)

by Douglas Smith

We all have things we hide inside — secrets, fears, aspects of ourselves we keep locked away. Or try to.

In that respect, the characters we meet in IMPOSSIBILIA are like any of us. They have things inside them too. Only their things are a little…different.

A dead wife that won’t leave.

A wolf with a past.

The secret to being the luckiest man alive.

And through all the stories, these characters share one more thing beyond what they hold inside. In the decisions they face, in the choices they make, they do what they do out of love. Lost love, found love, the love of their child. But love.

So maybe they aren’t that different from us after all.



“Doug Smith is, quite simply, the finest short-story writer Canada has ever produced in the science fiction and fantasy genres, and he's 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


“One of Canada's most original writers of speculative fiction.” —Library Journal


“A great storyteller with a gifted and individual voice.” —Charles de Lint

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