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Daniel Arthur Smith is a USA Today bestselling author. His titles include Spectral Shift, 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 and Frontiers of Speculative Fiction. 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. For more information, visit


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Spectral Shift Sample

We were never alone-a prescient rendering of a dark cyberpunk future, a Neon Dystopia with a Lovecraftian flair

Abernathy Squire, an agent for the Homeland, is reluctant to come out of retirement. A century has passed since the Spectral Wars. The world has changed. The elite have fled to other planes and those left in the sprawling megacities are ruled by the five syndicates. No longer hidden, the Spectral races now mingle with the forever young mortals. But a friend and an artifact have gone missing, and this is his chance to settle an old score.


Tales from the Canyons of the Damned Omnibus One

Nominated in the P & E Readers' Poll for Best Fiction e-zine published in 2016!

This Second Omnibus edition of Tales from the Canyons of the Damned consists of Eighteen sharp, suspenseful, thought provoking short stories - from Nine of todays top speculative fiction writers.

Dark Sci Fi Slipstream Tales like you've never read before.


The Diatomic Quantum Flop

Sure, the experience of the trip is euphoric, but what if you actually broke through the doors of perception? When four colleges friends are promised a psychedelic adventure that mirrors the Tibetan Kalachakra Time Travel Tantra, they discover the transcendental cost of tapping the wheel of time.

First published in The Future Chronicles - The Time Travel Chronicles


The Peralta Protocol

We once thought there were too many of us on the planet; the truth is there were never enough. One couple can save the human race, if their child can be born, if the Peralta Protocol succeeds.

First published in The Future Chronicles - The Doomsday Chronicles