The stories have appeared in various other collections, but I haven't read most of them. Just two. The title story, about a marriage problem in Hades, is aboslutely wonderful. However, I LOVE the retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk complete with attack on manufactured bands. The story about a dragon in Toronto is very powerful. Very good collection. If you are a Henry or Vicki fan, they do not appear in any of the stories. (Which I did not find a problem).Additionally, if you are a Star Wars fan you will enjoy the fine wine that is "Burning Bright". Now, I have to talk to my brother about my Princess Leia glass which he broke years ago!