This review is from: Uncharted Territory (Mass Market Paperback)
My copy of this book has a few stories and the title is a novella.
This is not a bad tale, a couple of prospecting ambassadors from Earth are being led around a planet by a native guide which is intent on rooking them for as much value as possible. But they don't object, preferring to wrangle about who names which feature what.
A shorter tale at the end is Even the Queen, which won SF awards. Women of three generations get together to discuss a young daughter's decision to go back to having monthly periods, which no woman now needs to have. Women have risen to a greater status worldwide, as described to us by the jobs these women hold, peacekeeping envoys and so on, and they have more energy and time to get on with their lives. But the daughter is being brainwashed by a back to nature cult which wants to keep women in touch with their bodies. This is light and funny and women will read and cheer.
Willis's two best novels are Doomsday Book about the plague and time travel, and To Say Nothing of the Dog, about Victorian England and time travel. Read them.