This is a collection of short stories; all unique and without connection. They are science fiction, and general fiction, set in the future, alternate realities and the past. What I enjoyed was the variety and the sheer depth of these pieces. Many are complex; about mathematics and language, going into very specific and interesting detail. Others, like ‘Understanding’ follow complex characters and bring you into their minds. I liked all of them, although ‘Understanding’ appealed to my superhero interests, ‘Story of Your Life’ was perfectly bittersweet, and ‘Hell is the absence of god’ was dark in a way that I enjoyed. Some stories were a little overly complex, and I found myself skipping sections. However, overall, very pleased with this collection.