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 095 – Philippa Ballantine

Posted by on 25 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Interview

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In this week’s interview I talk to award-winning fantasy author Philippa Ballantine about her new novel, IMMORTAL PROGENY. Buy your copy today!

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TRATWD 094 – Nemesis

Posted by on 19 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Fantasy

pgholyfield-authorshotWhile brooding in his tower, the Master of the City receives some unexpected news about his longtime rival.

A tribute story in memory of P. G. Holyfield.

Buy your copy of Tales of a Tesla Ranger — all proceeds go to the P.G. Holyfield Children’s Trust.

The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation funds research for a cure to P.G. Holyfield’s illness, and provides support for those affected by it.

Inside #Trypod: NPR Tackles “Podcast Unawareness”

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TRATWD 093 – Maternal Instinct, Part 2 (END)

Posted by on 12 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Horror

Summoning Illustration by Zero-mostel (http://zero-mostel.deviantart.com)

Summoning Illustration by Zero-mostel (http://zero-mostel.deviantart.com)

Cindy’s strange pregnancy reaches its fulfillment — but what will that mean for her relationship with Jon?

Warning: This story contains sex, violence, and disturbing imagery. It is not appropriate for children.

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TRATWD 092 – Maternal Instinct, Part 1

Posted by on 04 Mar 2017 | Tagged as: Horror

Illustration of Baphomet by Alan Davis

Baphomet, by Alan Davis

Cindy is a recent transplant to San Francisco who’s searching for Mr. Right — a process made significantly more complicated by her advanced state of pregnancy. In Jonathan she seems to have found a likely prospect, but Cindy’s unusual religious beliefs may pose a challenge to their new relationship.

Warning: This story contains sex, violence, and disturbing imagery. It is not appropriate for children

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TRATWD 091 – Interview with Jared Axelrod

Posted by on 26 Feb 2017 | Tagged as: Interview

16658547200_1f52a0dbe9_zIn today’s episode I interview Jared Axelrod about the amazing serial podcast The Voice of Free Planet XWe discuss working with voice actors, writing naturalistic dialogue, blurring the lines between fiction and reality, and what’s on deck for Season 3 of the show. Don’t miss it!

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TRATWD 090 – Rafak Aliri and the Ghostly Bride (Metamor City LIVE! at Balticon 50)

Posted by on 18 Feb 2017 | Tagged as: Aliri, Fantasy, Metamor City Live

This week I’m bringing you the live Metamor City audio drama that we performed for Balticon 50: RAFAK ALIRI AND THE GHOSTLY BRIDE!

Aliri is a lutin private investigator struggling to keep the lights on in his Street-level office. But when a wealthy young nobleman offers triple his fee to solve his fiancee’s murder, the green-skinned gumshoe finds that nothing is as it seems…

Featuring the voice talents of:

PATRICK SCAFFIDO as Baron Tristan Halvard

DEE REED as Betty

AUGUST GRAPPIN as a morgue attendant

LAURA NICOLE as Morgan Drauling

NOBILIS REED as a customer service rep

ELIZABETH REISINE as Isabelle

LAUREN HARRIS as Abbey Preston

SARA TESTAROSSA as Kelsey Stanton

And MILDRED CADY as Amelie Grace

With original music by Marnen Leibow-Koser

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TRATWD 089 – A Wizard Family Solstice, Part 3 (END)

Posted by on 12 Feb 2017 | Tagged as: Artax, Tunstall

Jon makes a discovery that proves key to the troubled relationship between Artax and Esme.

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TRATWD 088 – A Wizard Family Solstice, Part 2

Posted by on 05 Feb 2017 | Tagged as: Artax, Tunstall

Esme explains her problem, and Artax and Jon try to help her solve it. Plus, awkward family conversations at the dinner table.

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TRATWD 087 – A Wizard Family Solstice, Part 1

Posted by on 28 Jan 2017 | Tagged as: Artax, Christmas, Tunstall

Jon Tunstall, apprentice to the wizard Artax, has seen his fair share of strange customers over the years. But nothing prepared him for the arrival of a beautiful redhead from his master’s past…

This story contains spoilers for:

Make Believe, Part 1 and Part 2

Things Unseen

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TRATWD 086 – Nobilis Reed and The Monster Whisperer

Posted by on 23 Jan 2017 | Tagged as: Interview

monster-whispererI interview SF erotica master Nobilis Reed about his new novel, The Monster Whisperer, which is on sale now in e-book and paperback! Along the way we go down a number of fascinating rabbit holes, including the trouble with writing endings, questions of consent in erotic fiction, the difference between SF with sex and SF about sex, and the dilemma of being a person with a comparative amount of privilege writing about social justice issues. Thanks to Nobilis for a fantastic conversation—now go buy his book!

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