I came across one of these stories in another anthology and immediately wanted to read more. Waldrop seems sort of like a combination of George Saunders, Richard Brautigan and the Twilight Zone, and (judging from this collection) he seems to write a lot of alt-histories. This book has afterwords by the author for each story, and at first I found his liberal use of italics kind of irritating, but then I decided it was very charming (possibly because in the afterword for "Wild, Wild Horses" he says that he doesn't really like fantasy, so when he got an idea for a fantasy story he was disappointed. Then he decided it would be ok to write a fantasy as long as it was a fantasy story as if it were happening to truck drivers.). I will definitely be tracking down more of Waldrop's work.