There are thirteen souls searching in this collection and the results are as varied as their talents. Nelson Bond's Eden is an experiment that gets out of control in his ""The Cunning of the Beast""; Henry Kuttner provides a devastating look at the nature of violence in his ""A Cross of Centuries,"" while John Brunner goes far out in an exploration of reincarnation in his ""The Vitanuls."" Lee Sutton demonstrates that ""Soul Mates"" can get on each other's extra-sensory nerves even unto the afterlife and of course there's Arthur C. Clarke's classic ""The Nine Billion Names of God,"" among others. Provocative views. Somewhat of a blessing.