The sheer audacity and creativity displayed in manufacturing a science fiction future and sticking to it, building and shaping, makes this volume worthy reading for any science fiction fan.

The opening two pages read like an 18-year-old dungeon master's background material. And then you read detailed, amusing stories that occur in the context of that background material.

Is it choppy? Sure. Does it lean on cliches? Sometimes. But I have to laud this book for what it does. There is a tremendous amount of meat on the bone.