Anyone who loves short stories is forever in search of the perfect combination of stories in one volume; if you enjoy tales of martial artists put to tests of skill, this is an excellent choice. With a foreword and introductions by Zelazny himself, this book gives us glimpses into the minds of martial artists at the peak of their abilities - through the eyes of authors such as Jane Linskold, Michael Stackpole, Jeffrey A. Carver and others. Each author covers a different angle on the martial arts - from the gentle brush strokes of "The Seventh Martial Art" to a battle to the death in "Master of Misery" - with a pause for humorous reflection in "True Grits". The collection was ingeniously compiled by one of the greatest authors of our time, and I'd give it more stars if I could.