I picked this up as a buddy read, only realizing afterwards that it contains the story providing the basis for the movie Arrival. That made me a little apprehensive, because that movie turns out to be so heart breaking.
Anyway, here is what I thought of the separate stories:
Updates for each story will follow, as I read them
TOWER OF BABYLON ★★★¾☆
„Were the tower to be laid down across the plain of Shinar, it would be two days’ journey to walk from one end to the other.“
Slow beginning, but turns into a very good narrative. Fascinating world building there, along the way and at the top of the tower.
Is this SF? I’d say yes, considering the physics involved in the final pages and the topology of this world.