My father bought this when I was a little girl new, and he read a few stories in it until i started taking an interest in it. He let me borrow it and i read most of the stories in it, read them again, read the rest of the stories, read all of them again, and again and again, well, lets just say it's been years now and i'm STILL reading it and i'm STILL borrowing it. I love all of it, especially the story by Joyce Carol Oates "Family" which introduced me to a whole new style and level of thinking that has been one of the greatest influences on my writing. I still cry sometimes when i read it. Even sometimes when i just think about it. Same with "The edge of the world". I've read a lot of books and loved them, still read them, like Enders Game by Orson Scott Card, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (the whole very inappropriately named trilogy of five books) by Douglas Adams (RIP), and a lot of Kurt Vonnegut Jr, Theodore Sturgeon, and even some by people in the book (Tanith Lee and Joyce Carol Oates) but none of these have been able to catch my heart and mind quite as much as this book. If you have the chance at all you should get this book. I give it my very highest reccomendation.