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#EBOOK õ Facets ´ Contents SurfacingVideo StarNo Spot of GroundFlatlineSide EffectsWitnessWolf TimeThe Bob Dylan SolutionDinosaurs 3 and a half stars Like a lot of science fiction writers, Williams does his best work at shorter lengths Part of this is a consequence of the genre SF works best at short to medium lengths, despite the marketing constraints for multivolume series, because the essentially SF qualities of a narrative worldbuilding, inventive premise, etc tend to hold together better over shorter lengths Part of this is because of the filtering process that old school SF exerted on its writers the route to publishing tended to Like a lot of science fiction writers, Williams does his best work at shorter lengths Part of this is a consequence of the genre SF works best at short to medium lengths, despite the marketing constraints for multivolume series, because the essentially SF qualities of a narrative worldbuilding, inventive premise, etc tend to hold together better over shorter lengths Part of this is because of the filtering process that old school SF exerted on its writers the route to publishing tended to be through small volume digests like Analog, Amazing, etc This route was the defining feature of Golden Age SF, in a lot of ways.And part of it is because Walter Jon Williams is really good at writing at short length There are two great stories in this collection Dinosaurs and the Wild Cards bit the only shared worlds story to win a major SF award, if I m not mistaken Most of the rest of it is good too, showing a range in style and content that s impressive Good sci fi The alternate history story with Edgar Allen Poe as a Confederate general dragged a a little, but everything was imaginative and engaging.