This is a lovely collection of 28 short stories by Mike Resnick. I blogged previously about getting the inspiration for a devotional from one of them, but I’ve now finished the whole collection. It’s available in a Kindle edition, hard cover, and paperback.
My favorites were <em>Kirinyaga</em>, <em>For I Have Touched the Sky</em>, and <em>Watching Marcia</em>. That’s a weird selection, I suspect, but the first two I find particularly challenging. The concept is simple, but it has very profound implications. It sets me to thinking what the universe they are set in would be like and how well it would work.
Novels are great, but short story collections work so well as bedtime reading. I heartily recommend this one – numeric rating of 5.