I enjoyed the first compilation by this editor, Firebirds
, much more than this one, though I still found a few stories to enjoy. I found a lot of the spirit of the first book was missing in this, and the stories didn’t seem quite as strong. My favorite, which I wasn’t expecting to like, was “In the House of the Seven Librarians,” concerning seven old-fashioned librarians who lock themselves in their old library when a modern one is built across town. There were several stories I started and skipped and a few that just went nowhere.