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Take a walk on the wild side, through the twilight zone of dark and dangerous and dangerously personal terrain of Daniel Braum’s short stories. 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 m ...more
Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published July 1st 2017 by INDEPENDENT LEGIONS PUBLISHING
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The Grim Reader
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved the previous collection of stories called The Night Marchers from author Daniel Braum. Braum has a real knack for writing engrossing and deep stories that defy genre categorisation. His previous collection whisked me away to exotic locations where music played a central role and his characters encountered both magic and darkness. Music is once again a feature here inside of The Wish Mechanics.

The Wish Mechanics is yet another example of Braum’s talent for writing fiction that walks a str
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Lydian Faust
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Braum's writing style is lyrical, dreamlike, emotive, and wholly unique. The stories are a surreal blend of dark fantasy, mythology, a bit of punk, horror, magical realism, and science fiction. The short that most entertained me was the action-packed creature story "Canopy Crawlers"- could see this being developed for film.
Marc Tams
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
In this book you'll find dragons, ghosts, space vampires, Yakuza and lots of lizards.

That in itself is a great thing but when you combine it with a genuine talent for storytelling and some convincing imagery you get something special.

The Wish Mechanics is definitely a special book. Daniel Braum's style is engaging and the stories are never short of interesting. The book changes genres smoothly between dark fantasy, horror and sci-fi with a nice layer of weird all over the top.

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Bill Hsu
Nov 04, 2017 added it
Shelves: abandoned
Rather soap-operatic, with basilisks. Sorry.
Mike Thorn
When I reviewed Daniel Braum’s The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales, I focused primarily on its dealings with the horror genre. Upon finishing his newer (and stranger, and maybe even better) collection The Wish Mechanics, I realize that I cannot (and should not) even try restricting my reading of Braum’s work to a single category. If anything, it’s worth exploring the ways in which Braum’s work consistently evades the controlling containment of individual genres. The Wish Mechanics is full ...more
Hal Bodner
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I wrote somewhat of a rave review for Daniela Braum's earlier collection, THE NIGHT MARCHERS.
With this second volume, THE WISH MECHANICS, I fear I'm going to be tempted to gush.

Astoundingly beautiful prose. Stories with incredible emotional impact. Just an all around amazing piece of work. I'm serious. I don't get hyperbolic with reviews very often. This is one of those times. Braum's work is undeniably literary while lacking altogether the pretense of much of our modern "literary" fiction. His
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Amar
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Daniel Braum and I were fellow contributors to the Nightscript III anthology—a collection of “strange and darksome tales.” So my introduction to Braum was his weird fiction. I knew, also, that he had penned a short story collection of weird fiction called The Night Marchers. However here, in The Wish Mechanics, Braum sets the strange tale aside (for the most part) and delves into a myriad of genres, including science fiction, fantasy and horror. And yet, a thin thread of the strange does course ...more
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