There were only a couple of short stories in this collection that I found to my liking. I am quite ready to admit that my taste may be more "traditional" (if that term may be applied to Science Fiction). I grew up reading Asimov, Herbert, Clark and the like. SciFi stories which attempt to address serious social issues in the genre simply diminish the effect in my eyes.
To paraphrase Bob Seger, "Gimme that ol' time SciFi..."
three or four of the stories were worth it, but I cannot recommend it highly. If it's free okay, but otherwise keep your money. Cheers
I was amazed at how dreadful this book was after looking at its 3.7 rating. Though it started promisingly with "Jeffty is Five," the selected stories were, for the most part, overly long and exceedingly uninteresting. (Caution: do not listen to this book while driving!) I found one of them about a precocious newborn particulary pointless and offputting. I can only imagine that readers giving good reviews to this tripe haven't been exposed to really good sci-fi yet. I was all the more disappointed because I was anticipating a good "read." Rats.
I agree Richard. Thank goodness it was only $10. Maybe the readers were culpable but these stories were boring and pointless. I'd comment in further detail but I didn't make it through any of the stories completely.