First reviews of Metatropolis are highly favourable
Tor's site in particular had a lot to say
Tor.com has a review of Metatropolis here. They really liked it, the reviewer, John Joseph Adams, going so far as to say, "Overall, METAtropolis is one of the best anthologies I’ve read in a long time." He follows that up with praise for each of the stories, and the narrators, three of whom are Battlestar Galactica actors. But I really got happy when he said this:
The two standout stories, I thought, were the two with the most complicated titles—Scalzi’s Utere Nihil Non Extra Quiritationem Suis and Karl Schroeder’s To Hie from Far Cilenia. Scalzi’s is the most accessible and fun; Schroeder’s is the most inventive and full of gosh-wow sensawunda.
This is fantastic--another case where I had literally no idea how my story was going to be received. It's... well... more than a bit strange. But with the other pieces to anchor the world a bit, I guess it works.
Meanwhile, over at SFFAudio.com is another great review, praising both the stories and the excellent narration. They have this to say about my story, "To Hie from Far Cilenia:"
...And last is Karl Schroeder’s story, “To Hie from Far Cilenia”, read by Stefan Rudnicki. This is a wonderful story of cities of a different type. Idea-rich, action-packed - it’s got it all. It’s a perfect cap to a great bunch of stories, taking things in a completely different direction. A virtual world superimposed on the “real” one, but isn’t the virtual one just as real? Rudnicki is excellent, like always.
Hey Mom, I made some sensawunda!