If any writer is ready to pick up Ursula LeGuin’s mantle (not, we hope, that LeGuin is going to lay her mantle down any time soon . . .), it’s Maureen McHugh. In this collection of thirteen stories, McHugh shows that speculative fiction can be smart, warm, and funny, and so perfectly written that you hardly notice the “speculative” aspects at all.. . . full review . . .