KGB: Daniel Braum book launch

July 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Take a walk on the wild side, through the twilight zone of dark and dangerous and dangerously- personal terrain of the short stories in Daniel Braum’s second collection of short stories The Wish Mechanics: Stories of the Strange and Fantastic.

Navigate impossible worlds and hidden corners of our own with damaged men and women seeking love and transcendence. There is heartache, loss, and stark poignant truths in the dark places these stories fearlessly venture, but also magic, mystery, beauty and wonder.

Do you dare to dream? Do you dare to make a wish? Find out just who are the Wish Mechanics before answering.

Braum effortlessly blends literary horror, science-fiction, and fantasy in his unique style and vision that transcends genre.

Dark, literary, weird-fiction stories operate with the Night Time Logic of Robert Aickman. Vivid, exotic settings evoke the majestic prose of Braum’s literary hero Lucius Shepard. And genre blending fantasy and science fiction channel “the anything can happen spirit of the late, great grandmaster Tanith Lee.

Over the past few years Braum has gained a reputation in New York City for delivering high-energy performance style readings at his events. Come join us as Braum reads a complete short story to celebrate the release of the new book.


Daniel Braum is the author of The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales, his 2016 debut collection full of stories that mix and transcend genre. His writing has been described as full of sadness, beauty, and unprecedented wonder; two cups of literary dark fiction, a heaping scoop of magical realism and urban fantasy, a tablespoon of horror. His 2016 sold-out Yeti. Tiger. Dragon., from Dim Shores Press, is being reprinted by Necon E-Books in 2017. His second collection, The Wish Mechanics: Stories of the Strange and Fantastic, is coming in 2017 and contains stories with his unique blend of speculative fiction that effortlessly blends fantasy, science fiction, mysticism and horror in every verse.

Braum’s characters explore the multi-dimensional vistas and dark worlds of spiritualism in an effort to explain the unexplainable. His short stories have appeared in publications ranging from Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet and Electric Velocipede to Cemetery Dance Magazine. . He is the host of the Night Time Logic reading series in New York.