This book is a monster. 778 pages of SF-goodness.
The anthology is culled from 20 years of the "Best SF of the year" anthologies. As such, whilst there'll probably be the odd story you dislike. It's a wide-ranging anthology. However, I would think that (mostly) the stories that you dislike are based on personal preference, rather than because they are particularly *bad.*
Reviewing all the stories individually would be a bit much, so I've listed them: it's a best of best, so this should give an idea of how interested you'll be.
However, there were a couple of stories of particular interest.
Greg Bear's "Blood Music" for example was expanded to the excellent novel of the same name (Blood Music (Gollancz S.F.)
) An excellent story about an unintended post-human future.
William Sanderson (who was previously unknown to me) writes an excellent fun story about what would've happened if one William Shakespeare had ended up in the New World by mistake.
Wang's Carpets was a particularly interesting first contact story. It's not quite what you'd expect.
Overall though, an excellent anthology and at the price, highly recommended!
The stories are as follows:
Blood Music - Greg Bear
A Cabin on the Coast - Gene Wolfe
Salvador - Lucius Shepard
Trinity - Nancy Kress
Flying Saucer Rock and Roll - Howard Waldrop
Dinner in Audoghast - Bruce Sterling
Roadside Rescue - Pat Cadigan
Snow - Jon Crowley
The Winter Market - William Gibson
The Pure Product - John Kessel
Stable Strategies for Middle Management - Elleen Gunn
Kirinyaga - Mike Resnick
Tales From the Venia Woods - Robert Silverberg
Bears Discover Fire - Terry Bisson
Even the Queen - Connie Willis
Guest of Honor - Robert Reed
None So Blind - Joe Haldeman
Mortimer Gray's History of Death - Brian Stableford
The Lincoln Train - Maureen F. McHugh
Wang's Carpets - Greg Egan
Coming of Age in Karhide - Ursula K. LeGuin
The Dead - Michael Swanick
Recording Angel - Ian McDonald
A Dry Quiet War - Tony Daniel
The Undiscovered - William Sanderson
Second Skin - Paul J. McAuley
Story of Your Life - Ted Chiang
People Came From Earth - Stephen Baxter
The Wedding Album - David Marusek
10 to the power 16 to 1 - James Patrick Kelly
Daddy's World - Walter Jon Williams
The Real World - Steven Utley
Have Not Have - Geoff Ryman
Lobsters - Charles Stross
Breathmoss - Ian R. Macloed
Lambing Season - Molly Gloss
Footvote - Peter F. Hamilton
The Fluted Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi
Zima Blue - Alastair Reynolds