This is a book of short stories. It is refreshing and shows that even in 1977 Foster was a master of his craft.
There was a lot of tongue and cheek in this book. Because of the short stories there were no consistent protagonists. The stories entertained without being taxing. It is not a book for pondering as much as it is a book for entertainment.
One thing Foster does consistently is show the potential inherent in his characters and hopefully in mankind.
I recommend the book.