Five original tales set in a shared urban future–from some of the hottest young writers in modern SF
More than an anthology, “Metatropolis “is the brainchild of five of science fiction’s hottest writers–Elizabeth Bear, Tobias Buckell, Jay Lake, Karl Schroeder, and project editor John Scalzi—who combined their talents to build a new urban future, and then wrote their own stories in this collectively-constructed world. The results are individual glimpses of a shared vision, and a reading experience unlike any you’ve had before.
A strange man comes to an even stranger encampment…a bouncer becomes the linchpin of an unexpected urban movement…a courier on the run has to decide who to trust in a dangerous city…a slacker in a “zero-footprint” town gets a most unusual new job…and a weapons investigator uses his skills to discover a metropolis hidden right in front of his eyes.
Welcome to the future of cities. Welcome to “Metatropolis.”
Out of the five stories I vaguely remember two and I couldn’t pass a test on them to save my life. I found them mostly boring and they just seemed to drone on and on.I had the audio version so it was easier to finish than if I had the book in my hands. then I would have been tempted NOT to finish it, but I make it a practice to finish every book I start no matter how bad or boring. Unless you really really like this genre (SF) I wouldn’t waste my time.