There are a handfull of average stories (particularly early on)in this collection, but don't be discouraged. The majority are excellent, and make this an immensely satisfying read. Must reads are 'The Golden Man', 'Last of the Masters' and 'A world of Talent' (read Ubik if you liked this one). If you want to get a taste for Dick's other work 'Shell Game', 'Misadjustment' and 'Exhibit Piece' are representative and also thoroughly enjoyable. There is also a small notes section included with Dick's comments on selected stories. This is a great addition and for me really adds to the collection. It's great to get the context (as most of these stories were written 40 odd years ago) opinions and reaction straight from the source. Definitely worth a go.