Tales of far away and other when – this collection includes:  The Daughter of the Tree; The Superior Sex; The Ajeri Diary; Quick to Haste; The Smiling Future; Gathi; The Children; Throwback; One-Way Journey; The Season of the Babies; Featherbed on Chlyntha; The Transit of Venus; All in Good Time; The Absolutely Perfect Murder; Operation Cassandra; The Last Generation?  Cover art by Richard Powers.