Enter The Canyons of the Damned

Hot on the heels of my Extinction Cycle debut with yesterday's release of From the Ashes, today marks my debut in Tales from the Canyons of the Damned!

Canyons is an indie pulp fiction magazine published by author Daniel Arthur Smith (he of Hugh Howey Lives fame and the maniacal genius behind CLONES: The Anthology, which contains my Lovecraftian sci-fi horror title, Black Site) and continually features some of the best and brightest upcoming voices in the indie scene today. Authors like Will Swardstrom, Ernie Howard, S. Elliot Brandis, Hank Garner, Artie Cabrera, and plenty more have all gone mad in these Canyons, and a few even survived to tell their tales.

Tales from the Canyons of the Damned No. 10, The Horrific Halloween Edition, features a reprint of my short story, Consumption, alongside brand-new fiction from S. Elliot Brandis (Young Slasher, The Pearl Diver), Samuel Peralta (the genius responsible for bringing us a plethora of The Future Chronicles anthologies), and Smith. 

Consumption is my odd ode to Lovecraftian fiction, as well as Food Network's Chopped. It's gourmet horror, if you will, and features some stomach-churning foodie frights. I wrote this one back in 2014 and it's still one of my personal favorites. I'm excited at the prospect of this story reaching new readers within the Canyons community and its Damned devotees. I hope you'll agree that it's some fun Halloween gross-out material.

Here's the snyopsis for this issue:

This Horrific Halloween edition of Tales from the Canyons of the Damned consists of Three short stories and One Epic Poem—each from a different featured master of speculative fiction and Horror.
S. Elliot Brandis opens with a visit to airport security (what could be more chilling).
Award winning Poet Samuel Peralta contributes the inner thoughts of one so special.
Michael Patrick Hicks tells the tale of a dinner transcendent of earthly delights.
And Daniel Arthur Smith shares the first of the recovered Lost Tapes.

Tales from the Canyons of the Damned No. 10 is available at Amazon for only .99c.

Michael Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.


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