While first published in 1977 these stories are timeless. Each and every story is set on Earth. In fact, let me list them for you: The classic 'And Lo! The Bird' by Nelson Bond, the very funny 'Narrow Valley' by R.A. Lafferty, the story that started the ant horror tales 'The Empire Of The Ants' by H.G. Wells, 'The Night That All Time Broke Out' by the well known Brain W. Aldiss, an adventure of exploring the seas in 'Davy Jones' Ambassador' by Raymond Z. Gallum, the interesting 'Rock Diver' by Harry Harrison, the weird 'Or All The Seas With Oysters' by Avram Davidson, the story Lovecraft would be proud of 'The Chrysalis' by P. Schuyler Miller, a story about tiny Earthlings 'The Rotifers' by Robert Abernathy, and the book ends with 'When We Went To See The End Of The World' by Robert Silverberg. Add an introduction by Robert Silverbeg and you have a perfect book of short stories, great for bus travel, train travel or air travel.