"Engineering Infinity" - ed. by Jonathan Strahan
This book is an anthology and not quite what I expected when I read the description at the back (I don't think any of the things mentioned there actually happened in the book). There were good and bad stories with my favourites being "Mercies" by Gregory Benford (about a man travelling to parallel dimensions and killing murderers before they can commit their crimes) and "The Birds and the Bees and the Gasoline Trees" by John Barnes (about a discovery at the bottom of the ocean - well, it's a bit more exciting than that).
The book had mixed reviews at a site I visit-they said the same thing. Those 2 stories were singled out.
I'm re-reading Ian Slater's WWIII series out of boredom but I want to go get The Mirage and the new Stephen King.
The Mirage is a "mirror world" Where the United States of Arabia is in charge and Christians are terrorists-it got a wonderful review.