The Wish Mechanics by Daniel Braum wasr reviewed by Mike Thorn at Unnerving Magazine.
Review's excerpt: (...) After finishing The Wish Mechanics, I suspect that his fiction actually more often hints at the possibility of cosmic good grace. These stories are rife with danger and tense conflict and especially mystery, yes, but Braum taps into a kind of hopeful mysticism more often than he entertains the bleak and chaotic. Simply put, Braum’s work is beautifully affirming. These are emotive stories that repeatedly convey a positivist vision of narrative and world-making. They give us alternatives and strange perspectives and unexpected imaginings. I get the sense that Braum deeply reveres fiction, that he sees within it a unique way of articulating one’s experience of the world, and one’s longing to break away from its limitations. Alongside his respect for fiction, Braum conveys a clear affection for music. As he did in The Night Marchers, he incorporates music within these pieces as a means of reflecting on the transcendent and the sublime. (...)
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