Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
John Scalzi won the 2006 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and his debut novel Old Mans War was a finalist for science fictions Hugo Award. His other books include The Ghost Brigades, The Androids Dream and The Last Colony. He has won the Hugo Award, the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for science-fiction, the Seiun, The Kurd Lasswitz and the Geffen awards. His weblog, Whatever, is one of the most widely-read web sites in modern SF. Born and raised in California, Scalzi studied at the University of Chicago. He lives in southern Ohio with his wife and daughter.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION by Jon Scalzi
IN THE FORESTS OF THE NIGHT by Jay Lake
STOCHASTI-CITY by Tobias S. Buckell
THE RED IN THE SKY IS OUR BLOOD by Elizabeth Bear
UTERE NIHIL NON EXTRA QUIRITATIONEM SUIS by Jon Scalzi
TO HIE FROM FAR CILENIA by Karl Schroeder