I wanted to like this book so much, because I really love what it set out to do. I was looking forward to an anthology of fiction that didn't follow the usual science fiction patterns (not that those are inherently bad!) and presented compelling viewpoints from characters unlike those that we usually encounter in fiction.
Unfortunately, after making it halfway through, I just couldn't continue because the stories are, by and large, not very good. Many are really more fragments or character sketches than fully realized pieces of fiction, and in many cases the writing is just stilted and awkward. Or they're just plot summaries with no real characterization. The result is just kind of amateurish.
I will probably go back and read more of them - if there's a gem or two it will be worth the time - but I really couldn't recommend this.