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The story just didn't really go anywhere and the authors comments on economics are a joke.
It could have been a good story but the pacing was extremely slow and kept getting bogged down in details and information dumps about how this society works.
I gave the audio book version a bunch of tries, but listening to extended stories, rather than reading them, just doesn't work for me.
Of the 5 short stories, only Scalzi's was both entertaining and as credible as scifi can get.Published 2 months ago by Paul
Not what I expected. Didn't care for most of the author's in here. Slow going.Published 2 months ago by Nance5552000
Great read. Talented writers . Great story and love the world they created. Happy happy happy happy yum yum min word requirement is wackPublished 4 months ago by Jonny
Not one to normally read Anthologies I found myself strangely attracted to this collection of stories. Read morePublished 7 months ago by The Lazy Book Reviewer
This is a set of five stories meant to share a common theme of future cities. Of the stores, only the Scalzi story is very good. The rest are ponderous and preachy. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this figuring it would be easy/light stories to listen to while driving. I've just finished the second story and I was very wrong. Read morePublished 12 months ago by David Brown
Metatropolis (2009) is a print version of an SF anthology audio book. It contains five short original works about a shared world jointly created by the authors. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Arthur W. Jordin
As if a series of short stories all set in the same universe didn't sound compelling enough, I can't recommend this book highly enough. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jonathan E. Magen
METAtropolis is, by far, the best shared-world book I’ve ever read, particularly Jay Lake’s contribution.
Can't wait to get to the sequels!