This anthology spans the many decades and styles of Marion Zimmer Bradley's writing career. The contents may be something of a surprise to some readers, as fantasy-oriented work is in the minority; what you will find here, however, is some excellent SF. I am always surprised that MZB is not considered a 'feminist' writer, as her work deals with themes of gender on other planets as much as does, say, Le Guin's, and many of the stories here deal with the experience of *women* in space, and yet hail from a period where the predominent mood in SF was the hard, 'boys' own adventure' type.
There is some truly interesting and perhaps startling stuff here - 'The Engine' in particular is one of the most unsettling SF stories I have read (and that's saying a lot!). There is also some more familiar territory covered, such as the Darkovan story of how Camilla joined the Free Amazons.