One of the first things to consider about Metropolitan is that it’s a product of megalomania. Having subdued the cosmos in Aristoi, I decided with my next novel that I was going to fix fantasy.
It’s not like anyone asked me to do this. It’s not like readers were demanding that I repair their favorite genre. It was just something I decided to do, as a favor to the universe.
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