This book's a heckuva "greatest hits" short story collection from Modesitt and the stories span the length of his career. Modesitt fans will love it. Hard sf readers will love it. Folks who believe "God is in the details" will love it. I wish I could remember who did the design on this jacket, but when I receive comp copies, I'll look for the name on the jacket flap. The finished print job (gloss vs. matte decisions, especially) turned out very nice....so hat's off to the designer and I'll blog again about this when I get your name. Final note: I would've posted the finished book art with the type, but I noticed that Amazon's thumbnail image has whacked-out color and looks weird. So rest assured, the book looks good, and looks like the image seen here.