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 122 – Troubled Minds, Part 2

Posted by on 15 Oct 2017 | Tagged as: Abbey

Abbey continues her investigations into the deaths at St. Theresa’s … and finds more than she bargained for.

Mentioned on the podcast: 

The Magic Spreadsheet

Pomodoro Technique

“Bright” – Movie Trailer

Parsec Awardx – 2017 Finalists

Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon

Buy “Troubled Minds” on Amazon and Smashwords

Chris Lester on Facebook

Fans of Metamor City FB Group

Support the show on Patreon

Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 121 – Troubled Minds, Part 1

Posted by on 09 Oct 2017 | Tagged as: Abbey, Jenna

Students are dying at St. Theresa’s, a school and halfway house for wayward girls on the Street of Metamor City. Abbey Preston is visiting the school, seeking relief from the terrifying visions that have been plaguing her. Is something supernatural at work, or is it all in Abbey’s head?

Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon

Buy “Troubled Minds” on Amazon and Smashwords

Chris Lester on Facebook

Fans of Metamor City FB Group

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Leave a review on iTunes

TRATWD 120 – PC Haring

Posted by on 01 Oct 2017 | Tagged as: Interview

At Balticon 51 I sat down with author and podcaster P.C. Haring to talk about Slipspace: Harbinger, the first book in Haring’s new science fiction trilogy. Along the way we discuss a variety of aspects of the business and craft of writing, including the lessons we’ve learned since those first heady years of podcast fiction.

Buy Slipspace: Harbinger on Amazon

PC Haring’s Website

Aeon Timeline

 

Chris Lester on Facebook

Fans of Metamor City FB Group

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TRATWD 119 – The Muse, Part 4 (Conclusion)

Posted by on 24 Sep 2017 | Tagged as: Callie, Will

Will and Callie seek out the help of the wizard Artax, whom Callie hopes can conceal the icon of Saint Merai from detection. But will that be enough to stop the Street mage Trajan from hunting them down?

Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon

Buy “The Muse” in e-book from Smashwords or Kindle Store

Chris Lester on Facebook

Fans of Metamor City FB Group

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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.

Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon

Buy “The Muse” in e-book from Smashwords or Kindle Store

Chris Lester on Facebook

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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.

Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon

Buy “The Muse” in e-book from Smashwords or Kindle Store

Chris Lester on Facebook

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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.

Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon

Buy “The Muse” in e-book from Smashwords or Kindle Store

Chris Lester on Facebook

Fans of Metamor City FB Group

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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

Support the show on Patreon

Leave a review on iTunes

 

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.

Chris Lester on Facebook

Fans of Metamor City FB Group

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Leave a review on iTunes

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

Buy “The Sentinel” from Kindle Store or Smashwords

This episode was recorded on August 5, 2017.

Chris Lester on Facebook

Fans of Metamor City FB Group

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