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March 2017



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"I'm a homosexual, not an asthmatic."

So about that secrit projekt I've been working on--the one for which I am writing "The Red in the Sky is Your Blood."

Now it can be told.

Or, to steal a little of Scalzi's writeup:

Right now the project has the working title of Metatropolis, although that’s likely to change before it makes its official debut. In this audio anthology, we look to a future in which cities have become something more than just cities — and what that means for the people who live inside them, and outside of them. The cities are not utopias or dystopias (that’s too easy), and they definitely won’t be the “future cities” imagined in the illustration accompanying this. What they will be is a different way of looking at the world.

Who are the writers who have built this strange new world and the stories in them? I’m glad you asked! They are:

Elizabeth Bear (Campbell Award winner, current Hugo nominee for her story “Tideline”);

Tobias Buckell (The Nebula-nominated Ragamuffin, the upcoming Sly Mongoose);

Jay Lake (Campbell Award winner and author of Mainspring and Escapement)

Karl Schroeder (Aurora Award winner for Permanence, author of the Virga Cycle)

I’m also writing a novella in the anthology, and serving as editor for the project, although at the moment, that’s been basically confined to reading the stories everyone else has been working on and saying “Whoa, cooooooooool.”


How cool is this? Wow!

Really, that's all I have to say, being the ginormous cities dork that I am.
congrats, bear :-)
now i'm scared.. This is going to be like the old joke "Who is that on stage with eBear?" ;-)
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Now I have a very important reason to clean out my office and locate my palm and/or mp3 player, lost these many months.
“Whoa, cooooooooool.” Indeed.

I picked up Ink and Steel at Uncle Hugo's over lunch along with Saturn's Children. These will be read up at the lake this weekend - I'll report back next week.

This is ... beyond my very wildest dreams of awesome. Good luck!

Are the stories being checked for consistency with the backgound and with each other?
We figured we'd do a completely half-assed job, and see if anybody noticed. ;-)
Oh. My. Goodness. That is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! This is going to be so fun!
Just been reading about this over on 'Whatever' - looks very, very cool!

So... how many other secrit projekts you working on over there? ;)
How neat. Like a Thieve's World for the future. (I'm referring to the format of the collection. Yes, I know it's not a precise analogy. Whee! One has to explain everything on the internets.) Cool idea.
"That decided, we then approached several writers, and I’m delighted to say that we got our “A”-list choices to sign on and participate. "


Awesome and delightful! This is going to get me out of my "I'm too lazy to listen to an audio story" mode. Excitement!
Eeeee! This sounds wonderful. Finally we get "urban sci-fi" to go with that "urban fantasy" stuff!

One hates to be selfish, but one is somewhat bad at hearing. Are there any plans for a print version to exist as well?