One thing this anthology did well was the fantastic representation of diversity in sexual orientation and even gender identity. I’d love future anthologies to explore farther beyond the realm of Valdemar for more representation of people of color (beyond Karsites being a little more brown).
On a final note, did Lackey even write her submission? I liked the Herald, but kyree was a ridiculous Scooby-Doo caricature. Overall, it was very disappointing.