Insistence of Vision: Stories
This is a short story collection consisting mostly of minor works. That said, minor works by David Brin are generally better than anything you'll find, say, here. Bring your brain; don't look for deep characterization, except perhaps in the Uplift novella "Temptation". A couple of these stories are strongly reminiscent of other works: the title story recalls Robert Silverberg's "To See the Invisible Man", for instance. The best entry here is the very good "Mars Opposition".
Brin has two outstanding collections: Otherness and The River of Time. Not new, but totally worth reading.