An all-star collection of audiobook award-winning performers give voice to the new world of human social evolution created by a collective of acclaimed science fiction writers in this second sequel to the Hugo-nominated shared world audio anthology, Metratropolis: The Dawn of Uncivilization. Writers from the earlier works share their perspectives with authors new to the series as the tale continues, moving into the mysteries and revelations of a wired world, an "internet of things" post-Green Crash and the subsequent renaissance,where some seek to leave a pristine, undisturbed Earth for the better life they envision on the moon, a green Mars, and perhaps even stars.
Audie Award Finalist, Original Work, 2013
Audible’s Audie Award-winning and Hugo Award-nominated vision of the not-too-distant future returns!
As METAtropolis: Green Space moves into the 22nd Century, human social evolution is heading in new directions after the Green Crash and the subsequent Green Renaissance. Nearly everyone who cares to participate in the wired world has become part of the "Internet of things", a virtual environment mapped across all aspects of the natural experience. At the same time, the serious back-to-the-land types have embraced a full-on paleo lifestyle, including genetically engineering themselves and their offspring. At the same time, a back-to-space movement is seeking the moon, a green Mars, and even the stars, with the eventual goal of leaving a pristine and undisturbed Earth behind. METAtropolis: Green Space is the creation of Hugo and World Fantasy Award nominee Jay Lake; Hugo Award winning writers Seanan McGuire, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Elizabeth Bear; New York Times best-selling author Tobias S. Buckell; Aurora Award winner Karl Schroeder; and critically-acclaimed author Ken Scholes.
©2013 Joseph E. Lake, Jr., Elizabeth Bear, Karl Schroeder, Seanan McGuire, Tobias S. Buckell, Mary Robinette Kowal, Ken Scholes (P)2013 Audible Inc.
I have all three of the Metatropolis books - and I happened to listen to all three of them in order. There is good and bad about this book - one aspect I liked from the original Metatropolis was the geographic variety - unlike the second book which was located all in one area. Like any anthology read by different people, you'll find that some voices you like and some you don't. This is the case here. The mix of authors is also unique - some from previous Metatropolis books some new. Overall, the book is very good - hence the 4 stars. I do not think it has the appeal of the first book, but it is very well written and very well read. If you have the other two, this is a natural book to buy and it is worth the price. You'll be taken to places you haven't been before in this world, and some that you'll see from a different view. Some characters are old, some are new. Its a good read, but I don't think its as good as the first book.
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.
I thought it was several short stories put together its hard to follow. Your in space in one chapter and talking about something completely different and new characters in the next paragraph which has nothing to do with what you were just talking about
I didn't make it through this book. Maybe I waited too long after listening to the first two and lost interest in the story.
I really enjoyed book one. Book two was ok but I could only get 10 minutes into the second story before I gave up. I just have trouble getting excited about a geriatric protagonist in a story that doesn't entertain me.
I thought the theatrical performance was a little better but I find myself struggling to pay attention.
The topics I found most interesting in book one seem to have remained undeveloped while the topics I liked the most, which I would argue are the most boring, have been developed further.
If you wrote a fantastic story beyond the first two, my apologies. I won't be reading it. The series just can't hold my attention.
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