A combination of seventeen short stories and essays with the essays being the highlights. They cover 1974,77,78,82,86,88,93,96,98,
“Copyright Violation” (1988 novelette) – A super nerd is minding his own business singing along with a John Lennon tune on a bar jukebox when a knockout babe comes on to him. Onlookers can’t believe it and some even drop their drinks. He takes her back to his place and gets quite an education thanks to a gold crown.. This is funny stuff.
“When No Man Pursueth (1974 novelette) – Fleming is a passenger on the interstellar ship This Train. He sees a Greenie from Sirius break into a cabin and kill an Earthman. Whoever he reports it to disappears. Robinson has fun with the pulps without going overboard.
“Too Soon We Grow Old” (1978) – A wealthy woman wants to have children when she wants them. She goes into cryogenic sleep. She gets a real awakening.
“Not Fade Away” (1982) – The story of the last warrior.
“Mentors” – Robinson salutes Robert A.Heinlein, Theodore Sturgeon and Ben Bova.
“Teddy The Fish” – Salute to Theodore Sturgeon in the style of Lord Buckley. Those not familiar with the comedian may not get it.
“Plus Ca Change” – Some funny predictions of the future.
“Seduction Of The Ignorant” – Robinson’s commentary on illiteracy and ways to try and combat it.