@Bibliomancer—note the subliminal support for this *Horse’s Ass* reading in the proliferating “s” sounds of the blurb, but try to avoid thinking about how truly awful that alliterative first line is:
“A second scintillating collection of satisfying sic-fi. . . .”
Oh boy! I definitely owned this at one time in the dim and distant past but I have no memory of ever reading it, but I do remember it was much heavier than other books of a similar size. What can this mean? I must seek out a copy on E bay and find out….