The Night Marchers (And Other Strange Tales)

The Night Marchers (And Other Strange Tales)

  • Author: Daniel Braum
  • Artist: Dan Sauer
  • Page Count: 288
  • Pub. Date: May 19th, 2023
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-869-1
  • Status: In-Stock




"Daniel Braum is a true storyteller. By that I mean he spins tales of wonder that grasp at ideas and themes that human beings have been pondering since our brains become up to the task." - Victor Lavalle, author of The Ballad of Black Tom

About the Book:

Daniel Braum delivers his unique brand of storytelling that effortlessly blends genres and defies conventional categorization. Full of sadness, beauty, and unprecedented wonder you’ll find a dash of noir, a cup of literary dark fiction, a scoop of magic realism, and a heaping tablespoon of horror in The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales, his debut collection now in this all-new trade paperback edition from Cemetery Dance.

Join Braum’s multi-dimensional characters as they navigate dark passageways of heartbreak, loss, and the unexplained.

*  Listen to the refrains of an impossible jazz song that might herald the end of the world.
* Navigate sun-soaked beaches with a girl possessed by fierce elemental power.
* Join the search for an enigmatic singer who could be the reincarnation of Crazy Horse.
* Play a deadly game of cat and mouse in the jungles of Central America.
* Behold the mystery of an alabaster Sphinx lumbering not towards Bethlehem but the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn…

Included in this new trade paperback is a new introduction by the author, extensive story notes , and an afterwards by the author. Appearing for the first time here is the title story “The Night Marchers”, “The Sphinx of Cropsey Avenue”, and “A Girl’s Guide to Applying Superior Cat Make Up and Dispelling Commonly Found Suburban Demons” alongside  three classic stories from the pages of Cemetery Dance Magazine and much more!

Published as a trade paperback:
• Printed on 60# acid-free paper
• Featuring full color cover artwork
• Retail price $19.99

DANIEL BRAUM is the author of The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales, The Wish Mechanics: Stories of the Strange and Fantastic, the chapbook Yeti Tiger Dragon and his third collection, Underworld Dreams.

Braum’s stories are full of rich settings that span the globe and explore the tension between the psychological and the supernatural. Many of them he calls “strange tales” intentionally adopting the term used by Robert Aickman.

His writing has appeared in places ranging from Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet edited by Kelly Link and The Best Horror of the Year Volume 12 edited by Ellen Datlow to Shivers 8 edited by Richard Chizmar and the pages of Cemetery Dance Magazine. His novella The Serpent’s Shadow is forthcoming in a trade paperback edition from Cemetery Dance.

“One of the brightest young stars in the firmament of dark speculative fiction, Daniel Braum is among the best short story writers we’ve encountered. If you haven’t read Daniel’s brilliant, poignant, and often heartrending short fiction, we can recommend him and his exceedingly beautiful collection, The Night Marchers, highly enough. - This is Horror

""The 12 tales in Braum’s neat debut collection range from the fantastic to the deeply unsettling. In his introduction, Braum aptly uses the term “quiet horror” to describe his work. There’s little gore in these tales but there are plenty of uncanny images that will burn into reader’s minds...

The prose itself has rhythm, making one want to read it aloud—perhaps around a campfire on a crisp autumn night. Readers looking for a comfortable dose of the uncanny will find this well worth settling into." - Publisher's Weekly

"Wonderfully weird and seductively strange, Daniel Braum's The Night Marchers is filled with terror and delight, but most of all a strong love of storytelling that is as clear and sharp as the prose itself. A delectable feast of the imagination that will have you coming back for seconds, thirds, and fourths." -Ian Rogers, author of Every House Is Haunted

“Tales of music, magic, tortured spirits, desperation, and even hope await you in The Night Marchers. Braum presents our world through a lens that reveals the wonderful and the horrifying with masterful, elegant prose.  The Night Marchers is a stunning debut from a writer who’s been adding to the field of darkly weird literature for years, but who’s name is only now beginning to emerge, and it’s about time!” - Lee Thomas, author of Torn

"Faithless women and adventuring lone wolves populate these trippy, fantastical stories of music, magic, and the search for connection. Take some Neil Gaiman, a dash of Kevin Brockmeier, and a whole lot of Long Island garage band, and stir." - Sarah Langan, author of Good Neighbors

“Braum has a knack for describing the indescribable in extraordinarily accessible language. No mean feat.”

“I give very few quotes. I only make exceptions when a novel or collection knocks me out. So...short and sweet: buy Dan Braum's The Night Marchers. It's good, damn good. This man has one hell of a career ahead of him, and you get to be at the party before everyone else.”  - Jack Dann author of Concentration and editor of Wandering Stars