The first review of this book is written by somebody who obviously hasn't read or even seen the book, breaking the first rule of reviewing. "Kkahle" also breaks the second rule of reviewing by not knowing what he or she is talking about. Specificially: The Human Edge is a collection of short stories by Gordon R. Dickson, all with the theme of human/alien conflict, with the humans coming out on top, often against overwhelming odds, and all the stories were written well before the author's Death in January 2001. Furthermore, Gordon R. Dickson had no wife, so none of his books were finished by his (non-existent) wife after his death. (Is this reviewer thinking of some other writer?) Kkahle closes his/her non-review with the words "Be careful." Anyone who reads any other review by Kkahle definitely should follow that warning--but about Kkahle's reviews. As for the book, it is a generous helping of stories by a science fiction master, and the longest of them, "On Messenger Mountain," is, in my opinion, one of the best stories Dickson ever penned. If you're a Dickson fan, or just an sf fan, unless you have managed to collect the magazines in which these stories originally appeared, this book is a must-buy.