Ed Gorman is a new discovery for me. I just got his short story collection "CAGES" in the mail yesterday (hardcover with introduction by F. Paul Wilson, and autographed by both authors - thanks, used bookstore on Amazon!). This is the title story in the collection, and was a ferociously original read. Often when authors try to get experimental with the English language the results are less than thrilling to readers. Not so in this case. It just works, the whole thing. Reminded me a bit of some of the more adventurous works of Philip K. Dick with a bit more horror blended in. Looking forward to the rest of the stories in the collection.