" If you've read any Niven short story collections, you've probably read one or more of the Draco Tavern tales. This book collects almost every story Niven has done to date about Rick Schumann, including some not published elsewhere. Everything comes to Rick's (and yes I'm pretty sure the reference was deliberate), the only multi-species tavern on Earth. These are short shorts for the most part, a few pages at most, though a few are a bit longer. In those few pages, Niven tackles some mighty big subjects; eternal life, death, love, justice, wisdom, knowledge, cosmology and more. Some stories are lighter than others, some of the more recent ones are rather bleak, but the overall tone of the collection is upbeat and slightly humorous. I doubt I'll be adding this one to my collection, the stories I don't already have in other collections are among the weaker ones, but it makes a solid read. "
— Leons1701, 1/13/2014