Archive for March, 2017

The Outer Dark in Atlanta / Sumo 21 and the Weird Monster Panel

Posted in Uncategorized on March 28, 2017 by bloodandstardust

I was a guest at the Outer Dark Symposium for the Greater Weird this past weekend in Atlanta Georgia. It was one of the best convention experiences I’ve ever had.

I read from the short story Sumo 21. The full story can be heard here in a free version produced by Escape Pod.

http://escapepod.org/2009/03/28/ep192-sumo21/

I moderated the Weird Monster panel of some of the most talented weird fiction authors working today.

The full symposium will be broadcast on the Outer Dark podcast in the future. I also hope to write up a full con-report blog at some point this year. There is so much to say and share. So many talented authors and their stories to report on. Thank you to John Foster for the photos.

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Weird Atlanta in March / Night Time Logic with Peter Straub in April

Posted in Uncategorized on March 22, 2017 by bloodandstardust

I’ll be traveling to Atlanta for the March 25th Outer Dark Symposium of the Greater Weird.

I will be reading from my work and moderating a panel on monsters in weird fiction.

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Night Time Logic returns April 20th 2017

I will be hosting Peter Straub at the series for a reading and conversation about fiction and Mr. Straub’s work. I am very grateful to have Mr. Straub as a guest at the series. The event is free. Ticketing information is available on the Night Time Logic Facebook page.

The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales. 2016 Reviews with links.

Posted in My Fiction on March 20, 2017 by bloodandstardust

Here are the reviews received for The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales in 2016.

If you have a review copy please feel free to write a review they are always welcome. Reviewers and readers are welcome to post a reader review on Amazon as well.

Review are posted here in reverse chronological order

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“In looking for the perfect word to describe the work in this volume, I decided upon divergent, defined by Merriam-Webster as “differing from each other or from a standard.”  It’s true, these tales are unlike anything thing else I’m reading today. Bold, adventurous, strange, and totally enjoyable.”

-Frank Michaels Errington / Reviewer for Cemetery Dance

http://frankmichaelserrington.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-night-marchers-and-other-strange.html

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“Braum’s collection flirts with horror and weird fiction for sure, but there is something else going on here that almost makes the stories defy categorization.

The stories themselves often have a very dream-like  quality to them and one aspect of the writing that I particularly enjoyed was the choice of location within the stories.”

-Adrian Shotbolt / The Grim Reader

Book review: The Night Marchers – Daniel Braum

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“For readers: this is the kind of book that will bring new mysteries into your life and make you question the fabric of reality. You’ll likely come back to it multiple times and find new meanings in certain passages and discover new phrases that resonate with you each time.

The stories in this collection do not fit conveniently into a neat box. The Night Marchers is 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. Yet, these genres only scratch the surface of what Braum seeks to accomplish. All of the tales are so equally strong that it is truly difficult to choose any standouts. A song that lasts forever, crocodile gods desperately swimming through a sea of jellyfish and charging a populated beach, a man who finds sensuality and solace in arson, phantasmal fish that want to return to the deep, a cat-faced demon killer, a mummified body that spawns mighty crops, giant sphinxes that lackadaisically stroll the earth.

Braum tackles racial issues without being heavy handed, and he also appears enamored with writing about exotic lands. Most of these stories take place outside of America in places I have never been and will likely never go. Braum has either done a lot of traveling or some really extensive research (or both), because these faraway places and their respective cultures feel fully realized, as do the characters.”

-Chad Stroup / Subvertbia

http://subvertbia.blogspot.com/2016/07/book-review-night-marchers-by-daniel.html

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“Braum has a knack for describing the indescribable in extraordinarily accessible language. No mean feat when one is relating stories of extra-dimensional creatures and ancient, pissed-off gods. The plight of the underrepresented features prominently in a number of stories, like the title story (conquered gods of Hawaii,)”

-Theresa DeLucci Tor.com

http://www.tor.com/2016/07/20/bright-days-dark-fiction-5-horror-reads-for-summer/

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The other review is from This is Horror and is posted back in the June 2016 archives.

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https://www.amazon.com/Night-Marchers-Other-Strange-Tales/dp/1940658713