Another first for me by a revered modern author. This one I found amazing. The six stories nested Russian doll style could all stand on their own but together form a masterpiece. There was so much relevance to the direction humanity has come and is going in the previous and next few hundred years. While it outlines so many troubles we have faced as a species in our cultures it still preserves our empathetic humanity that makes you think maybe it will be all be OK if we ever do wake up.