This book contains ten major stories by the master of science fiction, fantasy, and horror written during the 1960s. The controversial "e;If All Men We re Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?"e; shows the author's technique of "e;ask the next question"e; used in a way that shatters social conventions. "e;When You Care, When You Love"e; offers a prescient vision of the marriage of deep obsessive love and genetic manipulation, written long before actual cloning techniques existed. "e;Runesmith"e; constitutes a rare example of Sturgeon collaborating with a legendary colleague, Harlan Ellison. Included also are two other rarities: two detective stories and a Western that showcase Sturgeon's knack for characterization and action outside his usual genre. "e;Take Care of Joey"e; has been read as an allusion to the complex personal relationship between Sturgeon and Ellison, while "e;It Was Nothing, Really!"e; hilariously skewers the mores of the military-industrial complex. As always, these stories demonstrate not only Sturgeon's brilliant wordplay but also his timeliness, with "e;Brown-shoes"e; and "e;The Nail and the Oracle"e; standing out as powerful commentaries on the use and abuse of power that might have been written yesterday.