Welcome to the Metamor City Podcast!

Posted by on 28 Sep 2013 | Tagged as: Announcements

The Metamor City Podcast is a sci-fi/fantasy audio fiction series that is distributed for free through this website. It features a mixture of short stories and full-length novels, all taking place in one large world with an overarching story arc. Combining the narration of audiobooks with the music and sound effects of a serial radio drama, The Metamor City Podcast provides an immersive audio experience of a world like no other.

To Learn More: Click the navigation links at the top of the page to meet the cast, learn about the characters, and discover more of the world of Metamor City.

To Subscribe: Click on the “Subscribe with iTunes” button in the sidebar, or click on the Metamor City feed button to subscribe with the aggregator of your choice.

Confused About Podcasts? Click the “What is a Podcast?” link in the upper right corner of the page. 

Fan Page: Be sure to visit the Fans of Metamor City page on Facebook for discussions, fan art, and other fan-driven content in the world of Metamor City! 

E-Books: If you prefer to read your fiction rather than listening to it, check out Chris Lester’s Author Page on Amazon.com and his Profile Page on Smashwords.com. A variety of short stories, novellas and novels are available for purchase, including the latest novel in Metamor City, Things Unseen.

Merchandise: For posters, t-shirts, coffee mugs and more, check out Metamor City’s Zazzle page.

Welcome to the city — we hope you enjoy your stay!

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 12: Metamor City – The Cuckoo, Part 1

Posted by on 26 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Erotic, Fantasy, John

Chris reads some feedback from Twitter and asks for listeners to review The Raven & the Writing Desk on iTunes.

The Story: The Cuckoo, Part 1

Meet John, an incubus who was kicked out of his noble family once his true nature was revealed. He’s set his sights on the Baronesa Delilah Velasco de Moraine, a shy, beautiful Tournish noblewoman: recently wedded to a Metamorian lord, and completely overwhelmed by the strangeness of Metamor’s high society. John has ideas about how to help her be more accepted in the world that rejected him — but what does he get out of it? And who is he working for, anyway?

Support the Elysian Springs Kickstarter — funding ends August 5th!

PRODUCTION NOTE: The tango music used in this story is “Last Tango in NYC,” by The Four Bags. The music was released under a Creative Commons Attribution/Non-Commercial License on Mevio’s Music Alley, the podsafe music network, which unfortunately shut down in April 2014. You can find some of The Four Bags’ other music at their website, http://thefourbags.com.

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 11: Publishing and Social Media Strategies, with Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine

Posted by on 19 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Interview

For today’s episode I sat down with long-time friends and award-winning authors Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine to discuss the pros and cons of different strategies for publishing your work. We also talked about the different social media platforms that are available, and which ones are the most effective tools for authors looking to build their audience and promote their work.

tee-and-pip-shepherdstownReferenced in this interview:

Tee Morris’s Blog

The Worlds of Philippa Ballantine

The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences

One-Stop Writer Shop

Galileo Games: The Ministry Initiative

Social Media for Writers (pre-order now!)

Review Tales from the Archives on iTunes

In the Feedback Section:

OzGuvnor talks about the unexpected benefits of putting in small, incremental efforts on a consistent basis. Nobilis suggests an easy way of leaving feedback for the show. Sara T. talks about the final installment of FLYING FREE, big emotions, and bisexual characters in fiction.

Chris Lester’s Author Page on Facebook

Fans of Metamor City Facebook Group

Elysian Springs Kickstarter

Review The Raven & the Writing Desk on iTunes

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 10: Elysian Springs – Flying Free, Part 3 (Conclusion)

Posted by on 12 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Superheroes

In this week’s episode, Sara T. and Mildred discuss the rapid changes in American society during the 1960s and 1970s, the spectrum of human sexuality (and our failure to recognize it in either ourselves or others), and just what it would take to kill Kyia in the world of Metamor City.

The Story: Flying Free, Part 3 (Conclusion)

Barbara is ready to take a stand for her rights as a gay woman, but forces more powerful than her may put an end to her service with Eagle Flight. Elias, caught in the middle, has to choose how to respond.

Elysian Springs Kickstarter Campaign

Elysian Springs Q&A with Lauren “Scribe” Harris

Chris Lester’s Facebook Author Page

Fans of Metamor City Facebook Group

Metamor City Discussion Forums

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 09: Elysian Springs – Flying Free, Part 2

Posted by on 04 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Superheroes

The Elysian Springs Kickstarter has been delayed until Monday, July 6th, but the next part of FLYING FREE is ready a day early!

The Story: Flying Free, Part 2

As the Cold War heats up in Vietnam, Barbara receives a most unwelcome letter. Can Elias help her contain the damage?

Warning: Contains profanity and mature themes (racism and homophobia). Listener discretion advised.

Chris Lester’s Author Page on Facebook

Fans of Metamor City Facebook Group

Metamor City Discussion Forums

Elysian Springs Kickstarter – Funding Now!

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 08: Elysian Springs – Flying Free, Part 1

Posted by on 28 Jun 2015 | Tagged as: Superheroes

In this episode we get a Metamor City history lesson from Mildred Cady, audio messages from Judi, Nobilis, and Sara T., and emails from Mark and Shea. It’s Feedbackapalooza!

The Story: Flying Free, Part 1

In 1948, young Elias King was recruited for a very special project by the newly-created United States Air Force. Now an old man at the Elysian Springs nursing home, he thinks back on his time in Eagle Flight, even as his past is coming back to pay him a visit.

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 07: Metamor City – To Walk in Shadow, Part 4 (Conclusion)

Posted by on 21 Jun 2015 | Tagged as: Fantasy

The Raven and the Writing Desk - logoNo feedback in this episode, folks. This time it’s all about…

The Story: “To Walk in Shadow,” Part 4

Agent Jessup and his associates paid a terrible price to reach Estarini. Will it be enough to save the Estari from the epidemic?

Warning: This episode contains disturbing imagery and mature themes. Listener discretion is advised.

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 06: Metamor City – To Walk in Shadow, Part 3B

Posted by on 14 Jun 2015 | Tagged as: Fantasy

The Raven and the Writing Desk - logoIn this episode, Sara T. muses about the Forlorn’s creepiness, Xiang Jinn’s awesomeness, and the Church of Ba’al’s taste in party venues.

The Story: To Walk in Shadow, Part 3B

Ba’al and company fight their way through the “wild” region of Deep Shadow to reach the mountain where they can forge a way into Estarini. But what will victory cost them?

Warning: This episode contains violence, horrific imagery and explicit language. Listener discretion is advised.

Chris Lester’s Author Page on Facebook

The Metamor City Discussion Forums (help us resurrect them!)

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 05: Metamor City – To Walk in Shadow, Part 3A

Posted by on 07 Jun 2015 | Tagged as: Fantasy

In this episode Sara T. asks about the relationship (or lack thereof) between Eli and the gods of the old pantheon, and Raj Chaos chimes in with his thoughts on the new podcast format.The Raven and the Writing Desk - logo

The Story: To Walk in Shadow, Part 3A

Ba’al reveals his plan for reaching Estarini, and Jessup weighs his choices from the end of the last episode.

Warning: This episode contains adult situations and explicit language.

Buy Things Unseen on Amazon.com

Buy Things Unseen on Smashwords.com

 

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 04: Metamor City – To Walk in Shadow, Part 2B

Posted by on 02 Jun 2015 | Tagged as: Fantasy

The Raven and the Writing Desk - logoIn this episode I mention my new Author Page on Facebook, and discuss the origins of the name “Ba’al” with Sara T.

The Metamor City Discussion Forums – help resurrect this site as a place for discussion of the world of Metamor!

The Story: “To Walk in Shadow,” Part 2B

Agent Jessup arrives with Ba’al and Xiang Jinn at Castle Dauntless, an ancient fortress built by Ba’al in the middle of the Realm of Shadow. As Ba’al leaves the two mortals to attend to other matters, Jessup discovers that this seeming anachronism is not quite what it appears to be…

WARNING: This episode contains adult situations and strong language. Listener discretion is advised.

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 03: Metamor City – To Walk in Shadow, Part 2A

Posted by on 25 May 2015 | Tagged as: Fantasy

The Raven and the Writing Desk - logoIn this episode we hear from Sara T. about Dreams of Change, from Tarmo in Finland about straight read vs. multiple voice narration, and from Mildred Cady about shout-outs to the Metamor City Live audio dramas.

Links:

Rafak Aliri and the Book of Shadows – Live at Balticon 47

 

Hunters Unlucky at Worlds of Abigail Hilton — available for free for a limited time

Storybundle – The Write Stuff

The Story: “Metamor City — To Walk in Shadow,” Part 2A

Agent Jessup journeys into the Realm of Shadow with Prince Ba’al and his faithful assistant. What he finds there is like nothing he had imagined…

 

 

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