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    • 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 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 947
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 668
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 666

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Metatropolis Series

    • By Issy on 11-24-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 356
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 322

    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

    • 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: 5 hrs and 2 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

    • 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 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Lamentation

    • The Psalms of Isaak, Book 1
    • By: Ken Scholes
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Scott Brick, William Dufris, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 140

    This remarkable first novel from an award-winning short fiction writer will take readers away to a new world - an Earth so far in the distant future that our time is not even a memory; a world where magick is commonplace and great areas of the planet are impassable wastes. But human nature hasn't changed through the ages: War and faith and love still move princes and nations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly Enjoyable

    • By RB on 05-15-09

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Hymn

    • The Psalms of Isaak, Book 5
    • By: Ken Scholes
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle De Cuir, and others
    • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Now the struggle between the Andro-Francine Order of the Named Lands and the Y’Zirite Empire has reached a terrible turning point. Believing that his son is dead, Rudolfo has pretended to join with the triumphant Y’zirite forces—but his plan is to destroy them all with a poison that is targeted only to the enemy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, books 1 & 2 are better

    • By Alex on 07-16-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Requiem

    • The Psalms of Isaak, Book 4
    • By: Ken Scholes
    • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Stefan Rudnicki, John Rubinstein, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Who is the Crimson Empress, and what does her conquest of the Named Lands really mean? Who holds the keys to the Moon Wizard’s Tower? The plots within plots are expanding as the characters seek their way out of the maze of intrigue. The world is expanding as they discover lands beyond their previous carefully controlled knowledge. Hidden truths reveal even deeper truths, and nothing is as it seemed to be.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A wrap up and stepping stone

    • By Brian Layman on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Antiphon

    • The Psalms of Isaak, Book 3
    • By: Ken Scholes
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, John Rubenstein, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Nothing is as it seems to be. The ancient past is not dead. The hand of the Wizard Kings still reaches out to challenge the Androfrancine Order, to control the magick and technology that they sought to understand and claim for their own. Nebios, the boy who watched the destruction of the city of Windwir, now runs the vast deserts of the world, far from his beloved Marsh Queen. He is being hunted by strange women warriors, while his dreams are invaded by warnings from his dead father.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a significant volume that move the story far.

    • By Brian Layman on 07-11-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Canticle

    • The Psalms of Isaak, Book 2
    • By: Ken Scholes
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, William Dufris, Eliza Foss, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    It is nine months after the end of Lamentation. Many noble allies have come to the Ninefold Forest for a Feast in honor of General Rudolfo's first-born child. Jin Li Tam, his wife and mother of his heir, lies in childbed. As the feast begins, the doors of the hall fly open and invisible assassins begin attacking. All of Rudolfo's noble guests are slain, including Hanric, the Marsh Queen's Shadow. And on the Keeper's Gate, which guards the Named Lands from the Churning Waste, a strange figure appears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Encore, Encore

    • By James on 09-13-10

    Regular price: $46.60

    • The Starship Mechanic

    • By: Jay Lake, Ken Scholes
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    "The Starship Mechanic" was originally published on tor.com.

    The late Jay Lake was the author of 10 novels and more than 300 published stories. In 2004 he won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Over his long career he was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and many other awards.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Looking for Truth in a Wild Blue Yonder

    • By: Jay Lake, Ken Scholes
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Looking for Truth in a Wild Blue Yonder" originally appeared at tor.com. The late Jay Lake was the author of 10 novels and more than 300 published stories. In 2004 he won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Over his long career he was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and many other awards.

    Regular price: $2.99