A collection of top short stories. Individual quickie reviews:
"The Cure for Everything": A rich context and setting, but ultimately this story really didn't do a damn thing for me. 3 of 5.
"The Ultimate Earth": A strange story of far future history, and a sort of odd coming-of-age story. 4 of 5.
"Louise's Ghost": A kind of not-creepy ghost story, where the the main character and her best friend are *both* named "Louise". And the author makes no attempt to label them in any kind of distinguishing way, leaving that to the context. It's a challenge, but a kind of fun one. I really enjoyed this one, and will look out for Kelly Link titles in the future. 4 of 5.
"Undone": The protagonist gets stuck at the end of time, her deeply-held revolution long dead. This is a story of what happens next, with the twist of minor time travel and extra-dimensional tools thrown in. Fun. 4 of 5.
"The Elephants on Neptune": Because, you know, where else would space-travelling elephants go? This was a *wonderful* and strange story. (I think I like the strange stuff.) Neptune is not the gas giant you thought it was... 5 of 5.
Other portions of the book included some excellent poetry, reports on the SF & F genres, and an excerpt from Catherine Asaro's Nebula-winning "The Quantum Rose".
Overall: 4 of 5 stars.
science fiction/fantasy short stories, 8 short stories and additional pages of commentary, literary essays and reviews.