I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
I've enjoyed the first two short stories in this volume.
I was at the book launch last August at the When Words Collide conference here in Calgary. I wish I had purchased a copy then--I've borrowed the book from a coworker (who got it at a crime writers' conference) and I have to finish before I'm done work.
Shouldn't be too hard an assignment.