METAtropolis Out in Germany + Sequel News!

If you happen to be in Germany, or, really, any German-speaking country, today is the release date of the German version of METAtropolis. Look how bright and shiny it is! You just want to go up to it and hug it. Go and buy seven.

In other METAtropolis news: Hey, did you know there’s going to be a sequel? Well, there totally is. I’m going to cut and paste project editor Jay Lake’s announcement of it:

I’m pleased to announce that On November 16th, will release METAtropolis: Cascadia. This is the sequel to METAtropolis, was nominated for both the Hugo Award and the Audie Award (the top honor in the audiobook industry), as well as being published in print by both Subterranean Press and Tor.

This project was edited by me, with work from five other very fine writers. The intention was to focus on just one of the regions covered in the original METAtropolis. This audio anthology deals with the Pacific Northwest, and the successors to Cascadiopolis, subject of my story in the original volume, “In the Forests of the Night.” My own story is a direct sequel, some forty years after the first piece, which explores the direct consequences of the fate of Cascadiopolis. The others take different directions into this same future.

The line-up is:

Here’s the blurb for the anthology:

“As the mid-21st 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. The End of Days seems nearer than ever. And the legend of the mysterious Tygre Tygre looms large.”

Very, very cool, and with an excellent line-up of writers. I wasn’t able to join in this time around due to other commitments, but as you can clearly see, they did just fine without me. I’ll be picking up my copy in November, because I’m looking forward to hearing how this world continues. It’s going to be awesome.

8 Comments on “METAtropolis Out in Germany + Sequel News!”

  1. Very cool cover, but why no spaceships firing lasers? isn’t that required on all German book covers?

  2. I’m quite excited about this! I loved the original anthology, and have brought it up in many a cocktail party discussion (to the annoyance of my wife I’m sure). The “messianic figure” of Tygre wasn’t the most interesting part of it for me, but I found a lot to think about in each of the stories.

  3. The original wasn’t bad, but the world was so full of enviro-wacko dogma that I had a hard time getting into the story at first. I doubt I’ll be getting the sequel.

  4. I just bought Ken Scholes first book. I have n ot read it yet, but it seems to have gotten alot of very good reviews.

  5. Wow! On my 66th birthday! Guess I won’t forget that release date.

    Just in case you were wondering what to get a loyal fan …

  6. Aw shucks. Thanks John.

    And thanks for buying my book, Guess.

    It was fun to play in the METAtropolis world — I did an interesting expansion on the Tygre mythos….

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