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    • METAtropolis

    • By: Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Hogan, Scott Brick, Kandyse McClure, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,787
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 990
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,006

    Armed camps of eco-survivalists battle purveyors of technology in this exclusive, original production featuring five sci-fi masters and five all-star narrators.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating stories

    • By Karen on 11-08-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Water to Wine

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Emma Chavet and her father are winemakers who stubbornly cling to the old ways. But when an unwelcome offer comes to buy their business, they must face the new realities of a Green society. This story was originally published in the Audie Award-winning METAtropolis: Cascadia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice story, love Kate!

    • By sbomb on 10-02-15

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Deodand

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Karl Schroeder
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Frakes
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Interpol investigator Gennady Malianov finds himself in Immigration limbo. Then, a temporary gig comes along that could solve his problems. But what he finds out about the nature of consciousness and morality could change the world.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • The Bull Dancers

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Forty years after the legendary Green encampment known as Cascadiopolis was destroyed in an apocalypse of bombs, a cold case cop investigates the unresolved death of a man who may never have existed. Who was the mysterious Tygre Tygre? What was his connection to the aging terrorist known as Bashar? Who gave the order to destroy the fabled encampment? And why is one of the world’s richest men searching for the same answers? This story was originally published in the Audie Award-winning METAtropolis: Cascadia.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Green and Dying

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Elizabeth Bear
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Jack, Kirii, and Fade are industrial spies hired to steal a genome. But when they board the Seastead Long, even these experienced operatives aren't prepared for what they find. This story was first published in METAtropolis: Green Space, the third entry in Audible's original series.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • METAtropolis: Green Space

    • By: Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bear, Karl Schroeder, and others
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham, Robin Miles, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 375
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 339

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Good and the Bad

    • By Joey on 11-04-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Utere Nihil Non Extra Quiritationem Suis

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: John Scalzi
    • Narrated by: Alessandro Juliani
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    The only thing Benji lacks more than ambition is luck. And his new job has to be the lowest of the low. But something is stirring in the zero-footprint economy of New St. Louis. And Benji’s about to find himself chin deep in the muck! This story was originally published in the Hugo Award-nominated METAtropolis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best story in METAtropolis

    • By P. J. Zannini on 01-19-15

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Stochasti-City

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Tobias S. Buckell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    OK, Reg. You’re a bouncer who’s barely eking out a meager existence in the decaying Wilds outside Detroit. So a little job tracking the Eddies on their patrols seems like easy money. Well, think again, Reg. Because a riot’s about to happen… and you’re going to be the cause…

    This story was originally published in the Hugo Award-nominated METAtropolis.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • METAtropolis: Cascadia

    • By: Jay Lake, Mary Robinette Kowal, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois, Kate Mulgrew, Wil Wheaton, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,042
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 755
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 753

    This sequel to the Hugo and Audie Award nominated METAtropolis features interconnected stories by today’s top writers of speculative fiction – performed by a galaxy of Star Trek stars. As the mid-20th century approaches, the Pacific Northwest has been transformed - politically, economically, and ecologically - into the new reality of Cascadia. Conspiracies and secrets threaten the tenuous threads of society. And the End of Days seems nearer than ever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Some good, some bad

    • By Stephen on 11-21-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Forest of Memory

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Katya deals in Authenticities, trading on nostalgia for a past long gone. But when she encounters a stranger who calls himself Johnny in the woods - even she can't say whether it's real or not.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • IF YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-23-15

    Regular price: $2.99

    • To Hie from Far Cilenia

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Karl Schroeder
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Gennady’s an expert on nukes, so when the Interpol man hires him to track some stolen plutonium, it seems like business as usual. Except for this: All signs lead to – a place that doesn’t exist. This story was originally published in the Hugo Award-nominated METAtropolis. It was also selected for inclusion in Twenty-First Century Science Fiction, edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Confessor

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Elizabeth Bear
    • Narrated by: Gates McFadden
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Deep in the forest, a cop-for-hire investigates a gruesome murder – as she tries to forget an operation gone so wrong that her marriage, to her partner, lies in ruins. She teams with an Interpol agent tracking an exotic species smuggling operation tied to the killing. What they find leads them to a hidden compound - and two rather unusual children. This story was originally published in the Audie Award-winning METAtropolis: Cascadia.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • A Symmetry of Serpents and Doves

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Ken Scholes
    • Narrated by: LeVar Burton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    For a pastor seeking answers to a bombing that killed four religious acolytes and a cop trying to crack the disappearance of a senator’s son, the trail leads to a small Washington town - and a charismatic preacher with his own idea of the End of Days. This story was originally published in the Audie Award-winning METAtropolis: Cascadia.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Okay storyline, amazing narration

    • By Grace U. on 04-25-19

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Tensegrity

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Tobias S. Buckell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Deep in his past, Reg helped create the orbiting environment of Skyholme. Now, he spends his days talking to his dead wife, his genetic alterations extending his weary existence. Until one day when he's asked to investigate a murder like any other because the victim is Skyholme itself.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Midway Relics and Dying Breeds

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Working for the last traveling carnival in Cascadia is sweaty, back-breaking work - and Ansley loves it. She's fiercely loyal to her charge, Billie - a giant genework Indricothere. But now the only life Ansley has ever known is in danger - and the threat is coming from within. This story was first published in METAtropolis: Green Space, the third entry in Audible's original series.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Descriptions of this says it is optional

    • By Kat Foster on 01-09-15

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Byways: A METAtropolis Story

    • By: Tobias S. Buckell
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    A conspiracy looms that threatens Cascadia itself. So why is Reg, a demolition crew worker, the last, best hope to stop it? Because there’s more to Reg than meets the eye…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wil Wheaton provides masterful performance!

    • By Michael on 03-05-15

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Rock of Ages & Let Me Hide Myself in Thee

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Jay Lake, Ken Scholes
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett, Robin Miles, Dion Graham
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    When Bashar pays an unannounced visit to the J. Appleseed Foundation, he encounters the ghosts of his long past. And the trail of clues he follows will put his wife and daughter directly in the crosshairs - and threaten the very existence of Seattle.

    These connected stories were originally published in METAtropolis: Green Space. In addition, Jay Lake's "Rock of Ages" was selected for inclusion in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! Well worth it!

    • By Chey Davis on 12-16-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Red in the Sky Is Our Blood

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Elizabeth Bear
    • Narrated by: Kandyse McClure
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    How does the stranger know Cadie’s real name – and why she’s on the run – and what it all has to do with the Ukrainian mob? He’s offering her freedom from possessions and a totally new way of life. But he wants just this one little favor… This story was originally published in the Hugo Award-nominated METAtropolis.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • In the Forests of the Night

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Jay Lake
    • Narrated by: Michael Hogan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    High in Oregon’s Cascades, a mysterious stranger named Tygre Tygre walks into the off-the-grid settlement known as Cascadiopolis and claims asylum. He is a man with no past and seemingly otherworldly abilities. Will he be the Cascadians’ salvation?

    Regular price: $2.99

    • The Desire Lines

    • A METAtropolis Story
    • By: Karl Schroeder
    • Narrated by: Sanjiv Jhaveri
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Once, Jayachand toiled in the vertical farms of India. Now, he finds himself searching for a lost data cache in the forbidding Amazon rainforest. Can he stay one step ahead of a shadowy corporation whose interests may not be what they seem? This story was first published in METAtropolis: Green Space, the third entry in Audible's original series.

    Regular price: $2.99