This collection of short stories by Chilean Collyer were first published in Spanish as Gente al acecho (Planeta, 1992). The 15 stories are from a world of Collyer's imaginative creation, without limits of time or space. We travel from the Danube to the Amazon and from the French Revolution to a modern symposium on ethnology-without being surprised at doing so. Collyer's political and social satire humorously attack Freud, religion, death, cannibals, and chess. Collyer has been compared to Jorge Luis Borges, and the first story, "Our Neighbor's Last Days," is a tribute to Borges's "The Aleph." The author's novels include Los aos perdidos (Almarbu, 1986) and El infiltrado (Mondadori, 1989). For comprehensive Latin American literature collections.-Mary Margaret Benson, Linfield Coll. Lib., McMinnville, Ore.