The high points provided by Vaughn, Hanover, Snodgrass, Hobb, Gaiman, Liu, and Gabaldon represent a wide range of genres. I'm having trouble picking a favorite from that group and have listed them in the order they appear in the TOC. If the collection were just these, I'd have given it 5 stars.
Carey's somewhat dull contribution didn't leave me with a strong desire to try Kushil's Dart. Putney's starts strong, but has some seriously clunky dialog at the climax. Beverly's combination of two stories you've heard a million time before in a way that is both heavy handed and irrelevant is the only one I'd classify as bad.
Everything else was fun. I found at least 4 authors I want to investigate further. Overall a pretty good collection.