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The Resurrection Man's Legacy: And Other Stories

4.43  ·  Rating Details  ·  28 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Dale Bailey's literary fantasies have delighted readers for the past decade, and this collection brings together the best of his work. The title story, 'The Resurrection Man's Legacy', has been optioned for a movie. In it, a young orphan must live with an elderly aunt who proves unable to supply all that the boy requires and purchases a robotic, surrogate father for him. I ...more
Hardcover, 290 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Golden Gryphon Press
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Aug 14, 2007 Peggy rated it really liked it
The Resurrection Man’s Legacy is a stunner. Dale Bailey has the style and descriptive power of Ray Bradbury married to a sense of storytelling truth that’s breathtaking. Bailey’s stories are Bradbury for grown-ups -- lyrical and graceful with an inexorable punch of reality.
Jul 17, 2014 Chad rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I really wanted to like this book but at best it was mediocre. The first story The Resurrection Man's Legacy was a great read. During and after reading it I thought it had the feel of both Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov. Later on I read that it was actually inspired somewhat by both authors. Expecting to have some more great stories in the same vein I was extremely disappointed. Instead the next story was a poorly thought out anti-gun story and then some collections of mediocre to just bad fictio ...more
Davis Ashura
Nov 04, 2013 Davis Ashura rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who enjoys horror written as literature
Full disclosure: I know Dale personally as a good friend.

I first started reading Dale's work when I moved to the same town in NC. His books are unique and horrifying, but it's really in the short fiction field where he shines.
He has an eloquence and a way of structuring his sentences that beg for an instant re-read. I often try and decipher how he managed to put his paragraphs together simply because it's so elegant. I don't mean to imply that his writing is spare. Far from it. I actually think
Randolph Carter
Jan 18, 2013 Randolph Carter rated it it was amazing
Shelves: strange-stories
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 zomb
D. Rae
Mar 14, 2013 D. Rae rated it it was amazing
Engrossing. I couldn't put each story down until I had finished it.
Carolyn Fitzpatrick
Feb 24, 2008 Carolyn Fitzpatrick rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Wonderfully creepy stories, mostly dealing with the undead.
Dec 11, 2010 Matt rated it it was amazing
Why isn't this guy at least somewhat famous?
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Dale was born in West Virginia in 1968, and grew up in a town called Princeton, just north of the Virginia line. His stories have appeared in lots of places—The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Amazing Stories, Sci-Fiction, Lightspeed Magazine, and various anthologies. Several of them have been nominated for awards, and “Death and Suffrage,” later filmed as part ...more
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