A must read for the short story fan who likes to be entertained and mentally challenged. This compendium is a heterogeneous collection of stories. Those who enjoy humor and intrigue will find much to enjoy. Most of the offerings herein are diverting and cheerful. However beware approaching sections toward the end. These have material that will provide examples of controversial subject matter of urgent contemporary concern. The material in these will likely either anger or shock even the thoughtful reader or perhaps accomplish both.