METAtropolis: Cascadia arrives November 16
Being the Canadian in the group, I've written my story about Vancouver
The world gets stranger; and as it does, the people of Cascadia increasingly band together against the pressures and threats represented by the rest of the world. In METAtropolis: Cascadia, Elizabeth Bear, Tobias Buckell, Jay Lake, Mary Robinette Kowal, Ken Scholes, and I have teamed up to bring you a kaleidoscopic view of the future Northwest. Nominally a sequel to our Hugo-Award nominated audiobook METAtropolis, this venture into the future of the Pacific Northwest is edited by Jay Lake.
What's the connection between this volume and the previous one? Well, here's a hint, from the official description of the project:
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. The End of Days seems nearer than ever. And the legend of the mysterious Tygre Tygre looms large.
These are the stories:
- THE BULL DANCERS by Jay Lake
- WATER TO WINE by Mary Robinette Kowal
- BYWAYS by Tobias S. Buckell
- CONFESSOR by Elizabeth Bear
- DEODAND by Karl Schroeder
- A SYMMETRY OF SERPENTS AND DOVES by Ken Scholes
Don't expect a rigorously cross-referenced, totally consistent "shared world." Ours is not a unified view of the future--in fact, there is no such thing as "the" future in the vision of the the world that we share. Cascadiopolis is not a looking glass, but a shattered mirror, and a signpost that points, not to one future, but to many.
METAtropolis: Cascadia will be available in audiobook format starting November 16, 2010.