I picked this up for the Peter Watts story, and was (yet again) impressed. He squeezes in references to Catholicism, mind control, the war on terror and a security state, and corporate exploitation of advanced technology. He's like Philip Dick with a degree in neuropsychology.
Alas, I kind of cruised over most every other story. Anthologies are a hard sell to me, like a buffet line at a restaurant. Some entrees I don't even want on my plate, and it's rare to find a slew of selections all up to the same standards. Besides Watts, I really dug the Robert Reed story, but after that there were a couple 3-stars and a good number of 2-stars.