A very nice short story collection by one of the greats of science fiction, Brian W. Aldiss. The story that grabbed me the most was about a visit of a group of scientists to a remote planet where one other human has exiled himself and is treated as a god by the locals. The scientists however go through more trouble to discover the truth behind the pygmies and their pets, who look like small dogs and small bears.
The stories in this book are pretty good and very entertaining, but not much more than that. Three out of five stars.