METAtropolis: The Dawn of Uncivilization
Publish date: 2009
Edition language: English
Metatropolis is a fascinating book. There are a few different things that make it so. Its five novellas, all by different authors, are set in the same world, a somewhat near-future Earth after some kind of fossil-fuel crash, a dystopian world that's working hard to make things even better than befor...
I picked up Metatropolis as a freebie from Audible. Who can say no to free? The collection contains 5 short stories all based in a shared universe that was a collaboration of the authors.The world itself was interesting. The world takes on a city-state like appearance and is a bit more low-tech in t...
Usual mixed bag for a collection like this. I quite enjoyed several of the stories (first, third and last), and only outright disliked one (the fourth by John Scalzi). Except for Gavril in the last story, none of the characters seemed especially memorable. (And I couldn't help but notice that except...
Favourite stories from this volume: John Scalzi's Utere Nihil Non Extra Quiritationem Suis and Karl Schroeder's To Hie from Far Celenia.