Mr. Doctorow's first foray into self-publishing with a reprint of several short stories and one commissioned piece. I found the stories at the end more engrossing since they were typically longer and it was easier to really get into them. The story of BIGMAC was definitely intriguing but I think my favorite was the one with the ancient millionaires being kept alive artificially and people trying to come up with the next big thing to intrigue them. Nothing in the book was bad but some were definitely more memorable than others. The origin stories were nice to have as well since I'm always interested where authors get their ideas from.
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