"...sometimes cynical, sometimes melancholy and very often humorous looks at a social landscape not all that different from our own...Darwin's Bastards may not say much about the future, but it has plenty to tell us about the way we live today.”Los Angeles Times
“...one ideal kind of anthology...Gartner’s introduction is an excellent entrée into it, too, being finely balanced between intellect and humor.”
Booklist, Apr 13, 2010
beyond getting a glimpse of reality through the lens of the future fantastic, the best reason to read this collection is that it is damn entertaining, and funny too.
there truly isn’t a bad one in the bunch”
The Globe and Mail