Think of a 21st century Ray Bradbury. I picked this Golden Gryphon hardcover up on a whim, since I collect first limited editions, and have been a Dale Bailey fan ever since. Dale has appeared in numerous collections but his slim, and largely limited output, has kept him from being better known. Maybe, unlike other writers who seem to publish everything they scribble down, he waits until he has a unique idea and hones it until it is perfect. The stories run the gamut from science fiction to zombie horror, but every story has a punch (not necessarily always a twist ending) that transcends the genre labels.