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!

The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 38: Things Unseen, Chapter 8, Part 1

Posted by on 07 Feb 2016 | Tagged as: Callie, John, Kate, Ms Fallon

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 8, Part 1

Misty Halliway has a problem. John the Incubus has a theory. Ms. Fallon has a kickass sword and body armor. Kate has a headache.

Thank you for your patronage!

Because of our awesome Patreon patrons, Mel and Chris are in good shape to make it through February. Wish Chris luck on his job interview in Madison this Wednesday!

The next bonus artwork is currently in process (thank you Randall Fulton), and the next bonus story will drop by next weekend.

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The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 37: Things Unseen, Chapter 7

Posted by on 31 Jan 2016 | Tagged as: Callie, Kate

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 7

Kate has been invited to a clandestine meeting, but first she needs to shake off the surveillance Count Halliway has put on her. It’s time for a trip to the races…

Thank you for your support on Patreon! Because of your generosity, we are now over $600/month in pledges. That means the next piece of bonus artwork will be in full color! If you want to see it, make your pledge on the Patreon campaign today! You’ll also get a bonus story every month, story previews, author commentaries and more.

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The Raven and the Writing Desk, Episode 36: Things Unseen, Chapter 6, Part 2

Posted by on 24 Jan 2016 | Tagged as: Kate, Ms Fallon, Things Unseen

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 6, Part 2

Kate returns home to Serenity Arms for dinner, where she discusses the case with Ms. Fallon and receives an unexpected delivery.

In the Feedback Section:

Sara discusses the use of humor in dramatic narrative. Nobilis starts a discussion in the Fans of Metamor City group about the high population density of Metamor City.

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The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 35: Things Unseen, Chapter 6, Part 1

Posted by on 15 Jan 2016 | Tagged as: David, Janus, Kate, Things Unseen

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 6, Part 1

Kate gives Captain Montgomery a progress report, gets a visit from Janus, and discovers a new link between the missing noble scions and Project Lightpath.

In the Feedback Section:

Trish speculates on the meaning of the White Widow’s outfit. Jeremy writes in with many questions about the politics and economics of Metamor City.

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The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 34: Things Unseen, Chapter 5

Posted by on 08 Jan 2016 | Tagged as: Artax, David, Kate, Things Unseen, Tunstall

Help Chris and Mel get back on their feet!

On January 4th, 2016, Chris was laid off from his job at the clinical research lab. Make a pledge on Patreon to help them cover their expenses until Chris can get a new job.

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter Five

Kate, David and the Lightbringers compare notes and plan their next move after the revelations of Chapter Four. Morgan uncovers a connection between the two cases. Kate and David visit SPELLS 4 U.

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The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 33: Just Coffee

Posted by on 01 Jan 2016 | Tagged as: Morgan

The Story: “Just Coffee”

Morgan Drauling meets an old friend for a late-night cup of coffee — but when vampires are involved, nothing is ever as simple as it seems. A Patreon-funded bonus story in the world of Metamor City.

Urban Legends: Tales of Metamor City, Vol. 1 (now available in e-book and paperback!)

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The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 32: Things Unseen, Chapter 4, Part 2

Posted by on 24 Dec 2015 | Tagged as: David, Kate, Kelsey, Things Unseen

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter Four, Part 2

Kate pays a visit to House Kapler in the hope of turning up some clues to Misty’s whereabouts. Meanwhile, David returns to Hunter’s Hollow with Lightbringer agents Yancy and Kelsey, where they make a surprising discovery.

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The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 31: Things Unseen, Chapter 4, Part 1

Posted by on 20 Dec 2015 | Tagged as: David, Kate, Things Unseen

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter Four, Part 1

Kate goes to Morgan for more information on Misty’s apparent co-conspirators, then gets a visit from a Lightbringer in need of help.

In the Feedback Section:

Shai Revzen shows some sympathy for the devil. Adam wonders about Lovecraftian goings-on.

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The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 30: Things Unseen, Chapter 3, Part 2

Posted by on 13 Dec 2015 | Tagged as: David, Kate, Things Unseen

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter Three, Part 2

Kate and David visit the home of Misty Halliway to search for clues to her disappearance — but meanwhile, something else is investigating them.

In the Feedback Section:

Data Pulverizer weighs in on the topic of podcast novels vs. Audible. Sara analyzes Captain Montgomery and Morgan.

D. P. Lyle’s Forensics for Writers: Howdunit Forensics, Murder and Mayhem, Forensics and Fiction

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The Raven & the Writing Desk, Episode 29: Things Unseen, Chapter 3, Part 1

Posted by on 06 Dec 2015 | Tagged as: David, Kate, Things Unseen

The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter Three, Part 1

Count Halliway, the Imperial Minister of Intelligence, wants Kate and David to track down his missing daughter — and he’s willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make sure they succeed. Meanwhile, Morgan uncovers new clues about the body in Hunters’ Hollow.

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In the Feedback section:

Griz calls in about “To Walk in Shadow” and Ba’al’s place in the ethical universe of Metamor City. Sara shares her thoughts on Things Unseen, Chapter Two.

Preorder “Urban Legends” on Smashwords and Amazon

Preorder “To Walk in Shadow” on Smashwords and Amazon

From the Archives: MCP 001 – “Welcome to the City”

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