Alan Dean Foster has been writing for some thirty-five + years now. He also does a lot of traveling around the world to exotic locations. Those travels invariably find their way into his stories and novels.
Exceptions To Reality is his latest collection of short stories. There’s a wide range of locations and types in this group.
He has stories set in Egypt, Australia, Hawaii, a space station orbiting Earth, a dingy alley, a ship at sea. He deals with literary characters in unusual situations, a man who dies every night and awakes refreshed every morning, a part native American who can smell the flow of electrons and is able to know when a slot machine is ready to pay off(this gets a pair of hit men on his trail), and creatures of myth. He tells a modern version of a Cthulhu Mythos tale. There’s a new Pip and Flinx story, one featuring Jon-Tom Meriweather and his partner, Mudge, the otter. There’s a money broker working across parallel universes.
A nice mix.
Each story has a short introduction giving some idea how the story developed.
If one likes short Science fiction, you can’t go wrong here.