Every story in this book was a great read! While the nearly eight dollar price put me off from trying anything in this line (the Sword and Sorceress compilations) for quite some time, I now consider the money very well spent. The stories were very well written, and even with a common thread, were as different from each other as are most fruits, such as apples and oranges. These were every bit as good and better than the compilations in the series from which the book TURN THE OTHER CHICK is included, although the story plots usually are much more serious, cover a much wider range of situations, and certainly aren't (often) humorous or tongue-in-cheek, as is the case nearly every time with the stories in the books from the series just mentioned). My wife may not be too pleased to discover so many nearly eight dollar purchases in our Amazon spending initially (usually, I try to keep my ebook purchases under five dollars), but she's a great sport, and if she enjoyed reading as much as do I, she would be (actually, she will be) delighted for me. If the other books in the series are as good as those from this one volume, I have missed out on some top notch short fiction for much too long -- a situation I plan on correcting very soon and often. Highly recommended.