The book contains several stories. Rated in the Amazon system of stars (from one to five: "I hate it", "I don't like it", "It's ok", "I like it" and "I love it").
A Study in Emerald, by Neil Gaiman: A clever Victorian era detective follows a criminal mind that matches his own. ****.
Flowers from Alice, by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross: Inviting his first love to his weeding brings several headaches to a man. **.
The tale of the Golden Eagle, by David D. Levine: What was once the brain of a starship becomes a legend. ****
Bernardo's house, by James Patrick Kelly: A very special house longes for his owner to return. ****
Confusions of Uñi, by Ursula K. Le Guin: A visit to Uñi takes unexpected twists for a very cautious man. ***
Jon, by George Saunders: A boy is torn between his home and his beloved. **
The Cookie Monster, by Vernor Vinge: A girl looking for a mail abuser finds discovers her world is not what it seems. *****
Legions in Time, by Michael Swanwick: Wishing to get even with her commanding employer, a woman places herself in an evolutionary war. *****
The Chop Line, Stephen Baxter: A young woman has to confront her older self on a battle for the future of mankind. ****
Calling your name, Howard Waldrop: After an electrical shock, a man tries to understand a world that is not what he recalls. ***
The Empire of Ice Cream, by Jeffrey Ford: A gifted boy finds a friend in bowl of ice cream. *****
Bumship, by Susan Mosser: A disgruntled employee gives an interview to an influential reporter. ****
Only Partly Here, by Lucius Shepard: A worker at ground-zero tries to make sense of what the wreckage is about. **