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[books|writing] The Sekrit Project Uncloaks: METAtroplis 3: Green Space - Lakeshore
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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-10-26 05:56
Subject: [books|writing] The Sekrit Project Uncloaks: METAtroplis 3: Green Space
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Tags:books, cool, publishing, wip, writing
Now it can be told. Audible.com is acquiring a third volume in the Hugo Award nominated and Audie Award winning series of original audiobook fiction, METAtropolis. The new volume, METAtropolis: Green Space, is mostly set in around the turn 22nd century and explores the long term consequences of the issues and trends raised in the first two books. This new audiobook will be edited by me and Ken Scholes, and include series alumni Elizabeth Bear, Tobias Buckell, Mary Robinette Kowal and Karl Schroeder, as well as adding Seanan McGuire. Ken and I will also have stories in the new book.

The first volume, 2009's METAtropolis was edited by John Scalzi. 2010's METAtropolis: Cascadia was edited by Jay Lake.

And for my own part, here's a little bit of WIP from the initial draft of my piece.
Turning around, Bashar set the lettermail opener back down on the assistant’s desk. He smiled again, ignoring the panicked reek of sweat and urine. Exasperation was long gone from the twit’s face. “My apologies, son. I didn’t get the memo about which way the wind is blowing.” He gave the assistant a sharp nod. “Let me know if you need the name of a good dry cleaner.”

The security squad let him walk out of the office uncontested. Bashar was pretty sure this was against the new orders. He’d take his courtesies where he found them, however. His accesses hadn’t been shut off yet, because he passed through two staffed checkpoints and three automated ones without further challenge.

Bashar didn’t start breathing easily again until he was outside under an overcast Seattle sky. As easily as he ever breathed these days. His skin warmed quickly even with the cloud cover – the UV filter tattoos covering most of his body were doing their work, converting waste energy to radiant heat, much of which was being trapped by the thermal battery fibers in his clothing. Who needed an ozone layer when you had tattoo guns and micron-scale engineering embedded in your transparent ink?

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Angie: New Me
User: aiela
Date: 2012-10-26 13:09 (UTC)
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Yay! This makes me extremely happy.
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Peter Hollo
User: frogworth
Date: 2012-10-26 13:16 (UTC)
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I know it gets boring to be asked and there are Reasons, but... any chance that volume 2 (and 3 eventually) will be released in print?
I have a life that revolves around making and listening to music, and I commute to work by bike, so I literally have no time to listen to audiobooks, podcasts etc. But I love the fiction of all of the authors involved!
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Jay Lake: writing-bookshelf
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-10-26 13:32 (UTC)
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Believe me, this is my fondest wish. (Or at least one of my fonder wishes.) My agent is actively working on the problem.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2012-10-26 13:34 (UTC)
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I'm sure you have many even fondester wishes, but that's good to hear!
And love the excerpt by the way.
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Peter Hollo
User: frogworth
Date: 2012-10-26 13:35 (UTC)
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...and now I'm logged in. Love how LJ doesn't really alert you to not being logged in :/
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Larry Sanderson
User: lsanderson
Date: 2012-10-26 13:20 (UTC)
Subject: w00t!
WooT!
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Talekyn
User: talekyn
Date: 2012-10-26 13:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Cool excerpt!

I should be able to figure this out just by looking online, but I may as well ask as I'm typing here anyway: is the second volume (and the impending third) only available as ebooks or can they be found in print, too? I should already know this, but I'm a bit behind the loop lately.
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Jay Lake: writing-bookshelf
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-10-26 13:33 (UTC)
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As I said to frogworth upthread, a print edition of volumes 2 and 3 is my fondest wish. (Or at least one of my fonder wishes.) My agent is actively working on the problem.
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Talekyn
User: talekyn
Date: 2012-10-26 13:35 (UTC)
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Thanks. See what happens when I only read the post and not all the comments people have left before me? Bleh on me! haha
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