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 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.

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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)

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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.

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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

TRATWD 108 – Welcome to the City, Part 2

Posted by on 25 Jun 2017 | Tagged as: Kate, Michael

welcome-to-the-city-thumbnailMichael’s tour of Metamor City continues, as Kate takes him to see the Citadel and then the Street. Naturally, there are complications.

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TRATWD 107 – Welcome to the City, Part 1

Posted by on 18 Jun 2017 | Tagged as: Kate, Michael, Morgan

welcome-to-the-city-thumbnailThis week I begin sharing my professional-quality re-recorded versions of the stories from the Urban Legends collection. In part 1 of “Welcome to the City,” new Homicide recruit Michael Perelli gets his first taste of life in Metamor City — but one of his new co-workers may want to get a taste of him

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TRATWD 106 – Dead Robots Society interviews Chris Lester

Posted by on 11 Jun 2017 | Tagged as: Interview

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Today Paul Cooley and Terry Mixon turn the tables on me, as they interview me for a live episode of The Dead Robots’ Society Podcast. We discuss my influences as a writer, why Neil Gaiman’s faeries feel different from Jim Butcher’s, writing stories with social commentary, and a bunch of other cool stuff. Enjoy!

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TRATWD 105 – Rafak Aliri and the Vampire’s Bargain (LIVE at Balticon 51)

Posted by on 03 Jun 2017 | Tagged as: Aliri, Audio Drama, Metamor City Live

In this week’s episode I’m proud to bring you our Metamor City LIVE! audio drama from Balticon 51!

Cast:

Chris Lester as Rafak Aliri

Veronica Giguere as Betty, a daedra

Doc Coleman as Baldur, a male werewolf

Mildred Cady as Amelie Grace, a vampire priestess

A. F. Grappin as Young Raf, in a flashback to his childhood

Lauren “Scribe” Harris as Grandma Yazzu

Scout Sujyot as Dagmar, a female werewolf

Laura Nicole Spencer as Tofa Johannsen, an alpha werewolf female

 

Some sound effects provided by The Freesound Project, Soundsnap, and Digital Juice.

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TRATWD 104 – J. Daniel Sawyer

Posted by on 27 May 2017 | Tagged as: Interview

every-day-novelistThis week I interview author and podcaster J. Daniel Sawyer about his new book, Becoming an Every Day Novelist. We discuss what writers can expect to learn in this book, what Dan has learned in the course of writing it, and how he’s changed his approach to business over the last year.

The Every Day Novelist (podcast)

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