Back I've yet reached 50% of it, and it really is different from The City Inside. Even if the settings are different, both stories feature the same kind of society, and characters having the same kind of fights. The City Inside is more serious in tone, perhaps more acerbic and somewhat angry if I remember well, as The Jinn-Bot of Shantiport is lighter… it has some grandiose and baroque fights, a mischievous bot-monkey-brother, and a genius-in-a-lamp bound by an License Agreement. I'm enjoying it!