This collection is a must for fans of Reynolds' Revelation Space novels, having stories ranging along the time-line of the future from 200 to 40,000 years in the future and featuring Nevil Clavain, Remontoire and Felka. Greenfly, Jugglers and events consequent on Diamond Dogs also appear. This probably isn't the best place to start with this imagined universe, though.
Gothicism, grotesquery, horror, identity confusion, conflict and nutso characters characterise these stories. Typical Reynolds, then!