ⓘ Dale Bailey. Dale Frederick Bailey is an American author of speculative fiction, including science fiction, fantasy and horror, active in the field since 1993. ..

                                     

ⓘ Dale Bailey

Dale Frederick Bailey is an American author of speculative fiction, including science fiction, fantasy and horror, active in the field since 1993. He writes as Dale Bailey.

                                     

1. Literary career

Bailey has stated, "One of the abiding disappointments of my life is that I’ve never had any of the interesting jobs that writers are supposed to have. I was never a gandy dancer or a stevedore. I never drove an ambulance on the Italian Front. I just went to school to study literature and started writing stories." He has cited Ray Bradbury as his most important literary influence, along with Zenna Henderson, Clifford D. Simak and Stephen King. Other early influences included J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Robert Silverberg, George R. R. Martin, Robert A. Heinlein, and Isaac Asimov.

His 2002 story "Death and Suffrage" has been adapted for television as Homecoming, an episode of Showtime’s Masters of Horror series first aired in 2005.

Much of Baileys short work has initially been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, but it has also appeared in various other periodicals and webzines, including Amazing Stories, Asimovs Science Fiction, Clarkesworld Magazine, Lightspeed, Nightmare Magazine, Pulphouse, Sci Fiction, and Tor.com, as well as the original anthologies Echoes, Lovecraft Unbound: Twenty Stories, Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond, Queen Victorias Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy, and ZvR Diplomacy: A Zombies vs Robots Collection.

Some of his works have been translated into French, German, Italian, or Spanish.

                                     

2. Bibliography

Novels

  • The Fallen 2002
  • House of Bones 2003
  • The Subterranean Season 2015
  • Sleeping Policemen 2006 with Jack Slay, Jr.
  • In the Night Wood 2018

Collections

  • The Resurrection Mans Legacy 2003
  • The End of the End of Everything 2015

Nonfiction

  • American Nightmares: The Haunted House Formula in American Popular Fiction 1999

Short non-fiction

  • "The H Word: Monsters and Metaphors" 2016
  • "The H Word: Bringing the Horror Home" 2013
  • "The H Word: The Failure of Fear" 2013
                                     

3. Awards

Baileys work has been nominated for numerous genre literary awards, and won several.

His wins include "Death and Suffrage," which won the 2002 International Horror Guild Award for Best Intermediate Form, "The End of the End of Everything," which won the 2015 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novelette as well as placing 30th in the 2015 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette, "I Married a Monster from Outer Space," which placed first in the 2017 Asimovs Readers Poll for Best Novelette.

His nominations include:

  • "Rules of Biology," which was a finalist in the 2019 Asimovs Readers Poll for Best Short Story
  • "The End of the World as We Know It," which was nominated for the 2004 International Horror Guild Award for Best Short Form and the 2006 Nebula Award for Best Short Story
  • In the Night Wood, which was nominated for the 2019 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel and the 2019 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, as well as placing 4th in the 2019 Locus Poll Award for Best Horror Novel
  • "The Census Taker," which was nominated for the 2003 International Horror Guild Award for Best Intermediate Form and placed 18th in the 2004 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette
  • The Fallen, which was nominated for the 2002 International Horror Guild Award for Best First Novel and was a preliminary nominee for the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel
  • "Mating Habits of the Late Cretaceous," which placed 12th in the 2013 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette and 4th in the 2013 Asimovs Readers Poll for Best Novelette
  • "The Donner Party," which placed 9th in the 2019 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette
  • The Resurrection Mans Legacy, which placed 19th in the 2004 Locus Poll Award for Best Collection
  • "Eating at the End-of-the-World Cafe," which placed 12th in the 2011 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette
  • "The Crevasse," which was nominated for the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Short Fiction
  • "The Resurrection Mans Legacy," which was nominated for the 1996 Nebula Award for Best Novelette
  • "Sleep Paralysis," which was a preliminary nominee for the 2014 Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction
  • "The Ghoul Goes West," which placed 30th in the 2019 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.
  • "Quinns Way," which placed 22nd in the 1998 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette
  • "Snow," which was a preliminary nominee for the 2015 Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction
  • The End of the End of Everything, which was nominated for the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Collection and placed 23rd in the 2016 Locus Poll Award for Best Collection
  • "The Bluehole," which was nominated for the 2013 Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction