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 get 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.
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.
You're at the city limits now. See what's waiting on the other side.
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John Scalzi won the 2006 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and his debut novel Old Man's War was a finalist for science fiction's Hugo Award. His other books include The Ghost Brigades, The Android's 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.From Publishers Weekly:
Starred Review. Editor Scalzi (Zoe's Tale) and four well-known writers thoughtfully postulate the evolution of cities, transcending postapocalyptic clichés to envision genuinely new communities and relationships. Self-sustaining walled cities struggle with their responsibilities to dying suburbs in Scalzi's Utere Nihil Non Extra Quiritationem Suis; goods are exchanged through multiple microtransactions in Tobias S. Buckell's Stochasti-City and a reputation economy in Elizabeth Bear's The Red in the Sky Is Our Blood. A lone man attempts to overthrow an early enclave in Jay Lake's In the Forests of the Night, while Karl Schroeder's To Hie from Far Celenia brilliantly combines steampunk, urban sociology and network theory as entire subcultures go off the grid. Each story shines on its own; as a group they reinforce one another, building a multifaceted view of a realistic and hopeful urban future. (Aug.)
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Book Description Subterranean, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M159606238X
Book Description Subterranean, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11159606238X
Book Description Subterranean Press, Burton, MI, 2009. Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. MILLER Edward (illustrator). First US Edition. Although in New condition and unread, the rear panel of the jacket has a series of rubs to the matt surface finish. 1st printing of the Trade Edition of 2000 copies. This copy signed by Elizabeth Bear and Tobias Buckell at their contributions. 264 pages. Without packaging this book weighs 508 grams. From the blurb: 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. Size: 222 x 142 x 25 mm. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # EB005037