I'll probably upgrade this to a 4 later on. I'm just slightly put off by the silliness in some of the stories, like the talking dog in He Who Shapes, though of course a lot of it in the stories in general is deliberate humour.
Still, a worthwhile read for the originality and play of ideas, that sometimes crosses over into a rather pleasant wierdness.
The pre-occupation with metal that occurs in many of the stories was a common pre-occupation with the SF of that period, so the collection is also interesting from the POV of a period piece.
I liked the collection, and like it more the more I think about it; - these are the kind of stories that take a little time to "grow on you".