all the stories in this book are nice. my favorite is the second one (and don't really know why). all the stories talk about the same time period and the two planets, seen from different points of view and by different characters, that sooner or later meet (interesting device!).
not as good as "the telling", maybe because short stories don't give enough time to the author to really build a set and a crew of characters, still a very nice book indeed.
"Forgiveness Day" ++
"A Man of the People" +
"A Woman's Liberation" +