ISSUE 20

This twentieth issue of Tales from the Canyons of the Damned consists of five sharp, suspenseful, thought provoking short stories—each from a different featured master of speculative fiction.

Eamon Ambrose shares a tale of First Contact
Jessica West gives us a glimpse from the moon
Rhett C. Bruno tallies colonial choices
Bob Williams relays the trials and tribulations of a girl on a distant world
And Daniel Arthur Smith furthers the adventure of the Off-World Kick Murder Squad

Tales from the Canyons of the Damned (canyonsofthedamned.com) is a dark science fiction, horror, & slipstream magazine we've been working on since 2015. What is Dark Science Fiction and Horror? Think of it as a literary Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, or Outer Limits, it's Netflix's Black Mirror in the short story format. And it's a bargain. Each monthly issue has three-to-five sharp, suspenseful, satirical tales from today's top speculative fiction writers.
These are Dark Sci Fi Slipstream Tales like you've never read before.

Will Swardstrom reads and discusses "Hazard to Navigation" by Jon Frater

CONTRIBUTORS TO OUR LATEST ISSUE

Rhett C. Bruno

Rhett C. Bruno has been writing since before he can remember, scribbling down what he thought were epic stories when he was young to show to his friends and family. He currently works at an Architecture firm, but that hasn’t stopped him from recording the tales bouncing around inside of his head. Rhett is the bestselling author of The Circuit Trilogy, Titanborn, and From Ice to Ashes. Please subscribe to his newsletter for exclusive access to updates about his work and the opportunity to receive limited content and ARCs. For a limited time, you'll also receive a FREE digital copy of Book one in The Circuit Trilogy-The Circuit: Executor Rising.

Jessica West

Jessica West (a.k.a. West1Jess) is currently pursuing a state of self-induced psychosis, also known as writing. In the past, she has worked for Wal-Mart, a lawyer, and a bank. Now if she could just get a couple years experience with the IRS and the NSA, world domination is in the bag. Jess lives in Acadiana with three daughters still young enough to think she’s cool and a husband who knows better but likes her anyway. For more information, visit west1jess.com

Eamon Ambrose

Aemon Ambrose hails from Limerick, Ireland where he lives in the West Limerick countryside with his family and an assortment of wayward animals. A self-confessed geek, and lover of all things sci-fi, Eamon decided to try his hand at writing after many years of book reviewing for various websites, as well as his own blog. His debut, Zero Hour: A Short Story was an Amazon bestseller, and became so popular it was continued as a serial, and is now collected in a single novel. As well as writing for several upcoming anthologies, Eamon regularly blogs about his experiences in publishing and still reviews books when he finds the time, as well as working on his next project, a modern fantasy novel.

Bob Williams

Bob Williams currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee after stops in Mississippi, Louisiana, Ohio, and Washington. He lives with his beautiful 6 year old daughter Kate, dogs Hank Henry, and two cats Cassidy and Wally. Bob sincerely hopes you enjoy reading his words as much as he enjoys writing them.

Daniel Arthur Smith

Daniel Arthur Smith is the author of the international bestsellers Hugh Howey Lives, The Cathari Treasure, The Somali Deception, and a few other novels and short stories. He also curates the phenomenal short fiction series Tales from the Canyons of the Damned. He was raised in Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University where he studied philosophy, with focus on cognitive science, meta-physics, and comparative religion. He began his career as a bartender, barista, poetry house proprietor, teacher, and then became a technologist and futurist for the Fortune 100 across the Americas and Europe. Daniel has traveled to over 300 cities in 22 countries, residing in Los Angeles, Kalamazoo, Prague, Crete, and now writes in Manhattan where he lives with his wife and young sons.

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Genres: Dark Science fiction, Horror, and Slipstream. Think of the Canyons as a literary Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, or Outer Limits—it's Netflix's Black Mirror.

Language: English (Translations are welcome.)

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