Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die - Randall Munroe, James Foreman, K. Sekelsky, Camron Miller, John Chernega, David Michael Wharton, K.M. Lawrence, Jeffrey C. Wells, Vera Brosgol, Kit Yona, J. Jack Unrau, Jeff Stautz, Aaron Diaz, Matthew Bennardo, Yahtzee Croshaw, Douglas J. Lane, Brian Quinlan, Kate Beaton I usually rate the stories in an anthology individually, but I'm not going to this time because there are so many (34), they're all short (won't gain anything by skipping any) and I think it's best served by one rating. I do wish the author names had been at the beginning of each story instead of just at the end. I wish I had known at the beginning that the stories aren't all in the same world. Each story is completely independent of the others. I'm usually disappointed with very short stories because I prefer character based books, so I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this anthology. Some are funny, some are horror, most are excellent. I highly recommend this book and I'm glad there's going to be a second volume.