As usual, any Sturgeon collection, by definition, is an excellent collection. The title story is one of his best. Also among my favorites are "Affair With A Green Monkey", "Won't You Walk...?", "The Skills Of Xanadu", and the less frequently anthologized "Fear Is A Business". Six of these stories are absolutely new to me, and I look forward with great pleasure to re-re-reading them. The Foreword by David G. Hartwell and the Story Notes by Paul Williams add interesting dimensions to Sturgeon's writing. The ONLY sour note is the egregiously bad proofreading, which is not confined to this book only (I'm working my way through Volume 5, and this one too needs more red ink). But if you are a Sturgeon fan, run, don't walk, to Amazon and buy all 13? volumes of The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon.