Decided I'm going to be abandoning this one...too many inconsistencies in the 'universe' from story to story - wish the editors had actually edited the stories in the book for consistency with the universe.
The stories were themselves ok, but the opening of each one, or in little asides here and there contradicted previous things stated as fact in the other stories, which just derailed me from enjoying the read. Most of it was actually just in the backstory for each story, there was no reason an actual editor couldn't have had the authors make them jibe with each other. It's too bad actually, because I really liked the premise of this one.
Gave up on it on June 20, 2011.