While Cascadia seemed to be a "what happened to" followup to Metatropolis, Green space didn't even live up to that level. The stories are humdrum and have none of the richness of the first book, but expands on some of the weirder concepts from Cascadia.
The narrators are mostly an improvement, but with the poor stories they don't have much to work with.
If there is a fourth in this series, I suspect it will include 400 year old characters dealing with the voting rights of the universe.
Having enjoyed the concept of the first Metatropolis, I was excited to listen to this one. I was hoping for more of what made the first so good. The creativity of the first collaboration just wasn't here. These stories aren't quite as strong but rely on the inclusion of characters from the first to maintain the readers interest.
A good choice if you wondered what happened to a character. Most of the readers are mediocre and tend to act more than narrate.
Great exercise in world building. These stories fit together well and are highly believable. Every time I listen to it I enjoy it more. The readers were better than expected, given that they initially seemed chosen as the science fiction celebrities of the moment. I don't know if I would search them out as readers but they did not hurt the stories through their narration.
have you had to read any of the books about business, or business theory? Bing's satire makes the "normal" books on business topics bearable. You are likely to see your boss, or yourself, in at least one of his examples. Try not to laugh out lound in you meeting when you think about your boss conquering the beach like Coligula though.
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