Welcome to the Metamor City Podcast!

Posted by on 28 Sep 2013 | Tagged as: Announcements

The Metamor City Podcast was a sci-fi/fantasy audio fiction series that ran from 2007 to 2010, with some additional content in early 2011. It 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 provided an immersive audio experience of a world like no other.

In May 2015 author Chris Lester returned with a new podcast, The Raven & the Writing Desk, which features additional stories both inside and outside the Metamor City universe. These stories are presented in single-narrator format, with high-quality audio but minimal music and sound effects. New episodes of The Raven & the Writing Desk are released each week on Saturday or Sunday, both here and at www.chrislester.org.

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!

TRATWD 118 – The Muse, Part 3

Posted by on 17 Sep 2017 | Tagged as: Callie, Will

Will and Callie get a brief respite from danger. Will struggles with his principles and desires. Callie reveals some awkward secrets about her past.

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TRATWD 117 – The Muse, Part 2

Posted by on 10 Sep 2017 | Tagged as: Callie, Will

In Part 2 of “The Muse,” Will and Callie retrieve the icon from Callie’s hiding spot — and very quickly find themselves in more trouble.

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TRATWD 116 – The Muse, Part 1

Posted by on 04 Sep 2017 | Tagged as: Callie, Will

In this week’s episode we meet J. William Kerenson, an earnest university student with dreams of becoming a great writer. Frustrated by a lack of inspiration, Will is looking for fresh experiences to lure his muse back to him—but when he meets Callie, a Street-side operative on the run from a dangerous gang, he might get more excitement than he bargained for.

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TRATWD 115 – Nathan Lowell

Posted by on 27 Aug 2017 | Tagged as: Interview

In this week’s episode I sat down with Nathan Lowell, the author of The Golden Age of the Solar Clipper series. I talked with him about his unusual approach to science fiction, right and wrong ways to use social media as a writer, promoting the work of authors you love, and how he made the transition from part-time to full-time author.

Referenced during the conversation:

Nathan Lowell’s Website

To Fire Called

Debora Geary (Amazon Author Page)

Ships of my Fathers, by Dan Thompson

Hand of Mars, by Glynn Stewart

Chris Lester on Facebook

Fans of Metamor City FB Group

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TRATWD 114 – Why the Storyteller Needs a Narrator

Posted by on 20 Aug 2017 | Tagged as: Just For Fun, Round-Table

In this panel from Balticon 51, I lead a discussion with Melissa Hayden, Erin Kazmark, A. F. Grappin and Veronica Giguere about audio book narrators. Why should you have someone narrate your book? How does the process work? How do you find someone who will do the job well? There’s a lot of great advice in here for self-published, hybrid and aspiring authors.

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TRATWD 113 – The Sentinel

Posted by on 13 Aug 2017 | Tagged as: Janus, Kate, Ms Fallon

This Week’s Story: “The Sentinel”

Janus is the regional field commander of the Lothanasi Order, an elite international law-enforcement unit tasked with protecting mortals from supernatural creatures. In the line of duty he has slain demons, faeries, and monsters of every description—but when the search for a missing girl leads him to the lair of a powerful succubus, it may require a more delicate approach.

Buy URBAN LEGENDS in e-book or paperback

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This episode was recorded on August 5, 2017.

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TRATWD 112 – House Call

Posted by on 30 Jul 2017 | Tagged as: David, Kate

Kate visits David In “House Call.” Art by Randall Fulton.

Kate pays a visit to her sick partner, David Silverleaf, and discusses life, God, and the shortage of quality men in her world.

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TRATWD 111 – Huntress, Part 2

Posted by on 17 Jul 2017 | Tagged as: Morgan

In the conclusion to “Huntress,” Morgan meets the girl she rescued — and gets more than she bargained for.

Featured Music: “Carried Away,” by Hungry Lucy (CC BY SA 3.0)

Buy Huntress or Urban Legends on Amazon

Visit Hungry Lucy’s website

Chris Lester on Facebook

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TRATWD 110 – Huntress, Part 1

Posted by on 09 Jul 2017 | Tagged as: Morgan

Meet Morgan Drauling, your friendly neighborhood vampire. What’s a girl gotta do to get a drink in this town, anyway?

Featured Music: “Carried Away,” by Hungry Lucy. Music provided through the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. (CC BY SA 3.0)

A limited number of signed copies of all four Metamor City books are available now at the Liminal Corvid Press Online Store.

Chris Lester on Facebook

Fans of Metamor City FB Group

Support the show on Patreon

Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 109 – Biology is a Science, Too! (Balticon 51)

Posted by on 01 Jul 2017 | Tagged as: Just For Fun, Round-Table

With “hard science fiction,” great efforts are taken to get the physics right, but a lot of biological details are glossed over, if not ignored. What are some basic principles of biology that you should know for writing good science-based fiction?

Recorded at Balticon 51.

Speakers:

Dr Thomas Holtz Jr – Moderator

Chris Jackson

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