This anthology is unique: I didn’t dislike a single story here. “macs” and “Buffalo” were middling efforts, I felt, but overall this is the finest and most consistent set of stories I’ve encountered thus far. I may be overrating it a tad bit, but if any anthology deserves almost unlimited praise, it’s this one. Even my wish that it were longer is assuaged by the fact that there’s a second volume, one I’ve already ordered from the library system.
Read the rest of Rick’s review, which included comments on every story, at Rick reads some books, I dunno.
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Cover art by David A. Hardy.
Cover design by Bryan Cholfin.