Run, don't walk, to find a copy of this intriguing set of short stories. I read the book in one sitting, put it away, then re-read it the next day. Each of the three stories is compelling in its own way. Scott Niven takes the reader from the depths of outer space, to the bleakness of the Sonoran Desert, to a farmer in need of a miracle. Finishing the book is a little like waking up the morning after Christmas and feeling the slight letdown upon realizing the enchantment is over. The magic remains though and any sadness soon gives way to the sparkling possibilities for play when you see the toys beside your bed.
In the case of Sunset Lavaflies, "play" comes from the ideas that dance through your mind and refuse to be ignored when the book is finished. Scott Niven is brilliant at crafting unforgettable short stories and I hope he decides to try his hand at a novel sometime soon.
I have to go now -- I'm off to find copies of anything and everything else written by Scott Niven.