The stories in Outcasts are fresh, original, and diverse. A nice cure from generic fantasy and sf. Wisseman moves between fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal with ease. His characters are real people. They aren't always in the best of situations, and not all of them are likeable. But you care about what happens to them. Even when they're their own worst enemies. The stories will stick with you after you finish the book. This is a writer to watch.