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Symphony

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Aurora Award Finalist story from a multi-award winning author.

DESCRIPTION:
The colony ship, The Last Chance, has fled a plague-poisoned Earth with the remnants of the human race. Launched before completion of its biosphere, the ship is only partly self-sustaining. Humanity has to find a new home -- and time is running out. It isn't called The Last Chance for nothing.

When they find the planet, it seems a dream come true. Earth-like, a breathable atmosphere, unpopulated. They name it Aurora, for the beauty that dances in its skies.

At least, it had seemed beautiful at the time. Now they aren't so sure. Now people are dying.

Gar Franck is the ship's communication expert. When signs point to a non-human intelligence on the planet, Gar becomes the key to communicating with it. But how can he communicate with an alien being when he can't even talk to his autistic son, Anton, or his increasingly distant wife, Clara?

REVIEWS:
"There are two stories in "Symphony"... both converge in a spectacular, explosive finale. Smith's prose is poetic and evocative. He creates an intricate fabric of light, color, and sound with effortless flair [via] the story's fluid style and the abundance of complex, wrenching emotions."
-- Tangent Online

"A strong SF-nal story about a 'sentient light symphony' that objects to humans colonizing 'its planet.' How would you communicate with such and how would it react to a baby who lacks all 'human baggage' are some of the issues addressed here. (A+)"
-- Fantasy Book Critic

"... a moving story in which Douglas Smith showcases his talent for mirroring the epic struggles of humanity in the reflecting pool of intimate, personal experience."
-- Rainbow Dragon Recommends

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Douglas Smith is a multi-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 great storyteller with a gifted and individual voice." -- Charles de Lint, World Fantasy Award winner

???????"The man is Sturgeon good. Zelazny good. I don't give those up easy." -- Spider Robinson, Hugo and Nebula Awards winner

"His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think." -- Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo and Nebula Awards winner

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  • Print Length: 26 Pages
  • File Size: 2,517 KB

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