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26 Nov

New covers for the METAtropolis novellas, which will be available as eBooks for the first time early next year (but much sooner for Kickstarter backers)

The METAtropolis series is the multiple Audie-award winning and Hugo nominated series that I wrote three novellas for. I am turning these novellas into eBooks that will go on sale early next year.

A lot of people have loved the audio versions, but wanted to have text versions to read, and not everyone listens to audio. I asked Jenn Reese at Tiger Bright Studios if she would work on the covers, and she came up with these. I love them:

METAtropolis Stochasticity

 

METAtropolis Byways

 

METAtropolis Tensegrity

I’m including these three novellas, which are only available as audiobooks right now, as free eBooks in the stretch goals for my Kickstarter of Xenowealth: A Collection.

These books will be delivered some time in December to Kickstarter backers, after the finish of the whole Kickstarter (the novellas will launch individually for sale in January or February, for novella prices, so you don’t just get them for free, but get them a couple months earlier than anyone else).

21 Nov

Xenowealth Kickstarter update: tweaked stretch goals include free METAtropolis novellas (first time in text format for readers) & other updates

The Xenowealth Kickstarter is rocking it at 380% over it’s goal. 144 backers, and we’ve unlocked several stretch goals.

You’re all blowing me away.

One of my readers asked if I’ll include an essay about the origins of the Xenowealth and how I came to build it. I thought that was a great idea, and updated the Kickstarter and table of contents to include that I’d be doing such an essay.

But I’ll also open this up. I know some of my readers of this blog have read the books repeatedly in order to do in depth reviews and some scholarship on the books and stories, which means you might know more about the Xenowealth than I do. If you’re interested in writing an essay as well for the appendices, email me at tobias@tobiasbuckell.com. I can offer $50 for a short essay, and I’ll include that in the table of contents if we come to an agreement.

Okay, I’ll get to the point of the blog post, stretch goal updates! You’re all amazing me, so let’s up the fun a bit.

The METAtropolis series is the multiple Audie-award winning and Hugo nominated series that I wrote three novellas for. I’m including these three novellas, which are only available as audiobooks right now, as free eBooks in the stretch goals.

These books will be delivered some time in December, after the finish of the whole Kickstarter (the novellas will launch individually for sale in January or February, for novella prices, so you don’t just get them for free, but get them a couple months earlier than anyone else).

So let’s add this up.

If we hit the stretch goal of $7,500 the Kickstarter delivers all this:

1) Xenowealth: A Collection, featuring art and new story, and essay from me
2) A free eBook of my short story collection ‘Tides from the New Worlds.’
3) A free copy of eBook of the Xenowealth novel ‘The Apocalypse Ocean.’
4) a free copy of eBook of my short story collection ‘Mitigated Futures.’
5) free eBook of the novella Stochasti-city, from the award-winning METAtropolis series.
6) free eBook of the novella Byways, from the award-winning METAtropolis series.
7) free eBook of the novella Tensegrity, from the award-winning METAtropolis series.

That’s a ton of value for $10 if you just jump in at the minimum: 3 story collections, 3 novellas, and one novel.

18 Feb

Metatropolis: Greenspace nominated for an Audie

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The audio anthology from Audible featuring novellas by me, Elizabeth Bear, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jay Lake, Seanan McGuire, Ken Scholes and Karl Schroeder has been nominated for an Audie.

More about Metatropolis: Green Space.

As METAtropolis: Green Space moves into the 22nd Century, human social evolution is heading in new directions after the Green Crash and the subsequent Green Renaissance. Nearly everyone who cares to participate in the wired world has become part of the “Internet of things”, a virtual environment mapped across all aspects of the natural experience. At the same time, the serious back-to-the-land types have embraced a full-on paleo lifestyle, including genetically engineering themselves and their offspring. At the same time, a back-to-space movement is seeking the moon, a green Mars, and even the stars, with the eventual goal of leaving a pristine and undisturbed Earth behind. METAtropolis: Green Space is the creation of Hugo and World Fantasy Award nominee Jay Lake; Hugo Award winning writers Seanan McGuire, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Elizabeth Bear; New York Times best-selling author Tobias S. Buckell; Aurora Award winner Karl Schroeder; and critically-acclaimed author Ken Scholes.

17 Sep

Metatropolis: Green Space cover reveal

Metatropolis green space

This October 15th, an all new audio anthology from Audible featuring novellas by me, Elizabeth Bear, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jay Lake, Seanan McGuire, Ken Scholes and Karl Schroeder launches: Metatropolis: Green Space.

Audible’s Audie Award-winning and Hugo Award-nominated vision of the not-too-distant future returns!

As METAtropolis: Green Space moves into the 22nd Century, human social evolution is heading in new directions after the Green Crash and the subsequent Green Renaissance. Nearly everyone who cares to participate in the wired world has become part of the “Internet of things”, a virtual environment mapped across all aspects of the natural experience. At the same time, the serious back-to-the-land types have embraced a full-on paleo lifestyle, including genetically engineering themselves and their offspring. At the same time, a back-to-space movement is seeking the moon, a green Mars, and even the stars, with the eventual goal of leaving a pristine and undisturbed Earth behind. METAtropolis: Green Space is the creation of Hugo and World Fantasy Award nominee Jay Lake; Hugo Award winning writers Seanan McGuire, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Elizabeth Bear; New York Times best-selling author Tobias S. Buckell; Aurora Award winner Karl Schroeder; and critically-acclaimed author Ken Scholes.

The novella I wrote for this, Tensegrity, goes down as one of my all-time favorites.

Yes, Reginald Stratton is back…

16 Nov

Metatropolis Cascadia: officially out today

Metatropolis: Cascadia is online and ready for purchase via Audible.com!

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This provocative sequel to the Hugo and Audie Award nominated METAtropolis features interconnected stories by today’s top writers of speculative fiction ““ performed by a galaxy of Star Trek stars.

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.

04 Nov

A sample of Wil Wheaton reading my Metatropolis: Cascadia story

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So last week we were able to talk about the all Star Trek cast of narrators for Metatropolis: Cascadia, nad I revealed Wil Wheaton was reading my story Byways, which I thought was pretty damn cool. Anyway, Audible just forwarded me a clip of Wil reading the opening couple paragraphs of Byways and said I could go ahead and post that for you guys to hear. So I get to share the awesome awesomeness with you! And it is awesome, by the way.

Warning! It contains Not Safe For Work words (well, depending on where you work, right. But if Fuck, Damn, and Hell are on the ‘out loud no no list’ you’ll want headphones or to wait until you’re at home).

26 Oct

Metatropolis: Cascadia narrators

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The launch date for Metatropolis: Cascadia is November 16th. That’s like three weeks away, and I can now reveal the narrators for the stories, and the fact that they’re all Star Trek actors. check it:

THE BULL DANCERS by Jay Lake
Narrated By: Rene Auberjonois (“Odo”)

WATER TO WINE by Mary Robinette Kowal
Narrated By: Kate Mulgrew (“Capt. Kathryn Janeway”)

BYWAYS by Tobias S. Buckell
Narrated By: Wil Wheaton (“Wesley Crusher”)

CONFESSOR by Elizabeth Bear
Narrated By: Gates McFadden (“Dr. Beverly Crusher”)

DEODAND by Karl Schroeder
Narrated By: Jonathan Frakes (“Cmdr. William Riker”)

A SYMMETRY OF SERPENTS AND DOVES by Ken Scholes
Narrated By: LeVar Burton (“Geordi La Forge”)

How cool is that? As someone who’s been reading Wil’s blog since people were hand rolling movable type installs and crazy things like that, I’m pretty chuffed.

Anyway, I’ve had to keep my mouth shut about this for months. Do you understand the self control that takes? Well?

18 Oct

Metatropolis: Cascadia cover art

Check it out, the cover for Metatropolis: Cascadia just popped up in my inbox and I think it looks pretty awesome:

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As a reminder, the launch date for it is November 16th. Just under a month away, and here’s the table of contents:

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

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.

06 Oct

METAtropolis: Cascadia to launch this November 16th

Promo stuff!

I’m here to announce that a novella of mine, called Byways, will be in the sequel to METAtropolis, called METAtropolis: Cascadia.

METAtropolis was an audio project by Audible.com that you could purchase from Audible or iTunes featuring a shared world glimpse at the future of cities from an awesome cast of authors, each with their own take.

METAtropolis: Cascadia moves the geographical focus to the Pacific Northwest. Jay Lake took on editing and leading the concept for this sequel, and the launch date for it is November 16th.

You might be naturally wondering to yourself: Who all wrote stories for this incarnation of METAtropolis? Well, here’s the table of contents:

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

Here’s the promo copy for it:

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.

I can’t wait for this launch!