This was a book that I wanted to love, really badly. Speculative/science-fiction and social justice? That's a great theme for a collection of short-stories. Unfortunately, it was the writing that came up short.
Many of the stories have some great ideas, but they're never developed. I understand that these are short-stories, but to be satisfying to read, it still has to be a completely realized vision. Despite the unique ideas present in some of the stories, I found reading the entire book to be a bit of a slog, given the inconsistency. It takes more than imagination and good intentions to make a great work of fiction.