Welcome to the Metamor City Podcast!

Posted by on 28 Sep 2013 | Tagged as: Announcements

The Metamor City Podcast is a sci-fi/fantasy audio fiction series that 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 provides an immersive audio experience of a world like no other.

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!

MCP Special Update, 2013-09-28

Posted by on 28 Sep 2013 | Tagged as: Announcements

News about the production of Things Unseen, the Indiegogo fundraiser, and the writing of Book 3: The Lost and the Least.


Indiegogo Fundraiser, with completed cover art

Cult of the Magic Spreadsheet

Special Update, 07-31-2013

Posted by on 30 Jul 2013 | Tagged as: Announcements

Several important updates on the e-books, the podcast, and a new Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund the next Metamor City novel’s cover art!

The Metamor City e-books on Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=Metamor+City

Things Unseen e-book on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/329649

The Indiegogo campaign: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cover-art-for-metamor-city-novel-the-lost-and-the-least/x/804747

The deadline to contribute to the fundraiser is August 31st, 2013.

The 25% off coupon for the THINGS UNSEEN e-book expires on September 30th, 2013.

Join the Fans of Metamor City Facebook group for more news and updates.

Keep it on the bright side!

Rafak Aliri and the Book of Shadows – LIVE at Balticon 47

Posted by on 29 May 2013 | Tagged as: Audio Drama, Fantasy, Just For Fun, Kelsey, Mystery, Nobilis, Rafak, Xiang

Hey Metamorphs!

It was my pleasure this year to return to Balticon, along with a cast of highly talented men and women and an all-new Metamor City audio drama. The recording equipment we had was limited, so there are a few places where the audio glitched on us and doesn’t sound as good as I’d like — but the story is all there, and I think it getting the story out to those who couldn’t be there more than makes up for the limitations in the equipment.

“Rafak Aliri and the Book of Shadows” was written by Chris Lester and Mildred Cady, with some original music by Marnen Leibow-Koser.

The Metamor City Players, in order of appearance, are:

Chris Lester, as Rafak Aliri
R. E. Chambliss, as Betty
Hugh O’Donnell, as Neela Viornery
Mildred Cady, as Xiang Jinn
Doc Coleman, as a Worker and Lightbringer Agent #2
Laura Nicole, as Nona Candle
Bryan Lincoln, as Michael Spence
Patrick Scaffido, as Whitney Kendall
Nobilis Reed, as Caine Dorr
Veronica Giguere, as Agent Kelsey Stanton 

Other music provided by StackTraxx from Digital Juice and David Beard of David Beard Music. All music was used according to the provisions of the license agreement and/or by permission of the composer.

Sound effects provided by Digital Juice, Soundsnap.com and the Freesound Project.

My schedule for Balticon 47

Posted by on 13 May 2013 | Tagged as: Announcements

Hello, Metamorphs!

I’m happy to say that I will be returning to Balticon this year. Here is my schedule of appearances, for those who are interested in seeing me:

Friday, 5/24:
4 pm NM-33 Podcasting 101 with Pamela Gay, Alicia Goranson, and Paul Cooley
630 pm Reading from Metamor City: Things Unseen

Saturday, 5/25:
8 pm NM-51 Podcast Editing with Chris Snelgrove, PG Holyfield, PC Haring, and Hugh O’Donnell
9 pm NM-9 Sex in Mainstream Speculative Fiction with Helen Madden and AL Davroe

Sunday, 5/26:

1 pm NM-25 Talk to Me: How TO Conduct Podcast Interviews with Hugh O’Donnell, Stephen Granade, Tim Dodge, John Mierau, and Alex White
5 pm NM-59 Metamor City Live Show with Nobilis Reed, Veronica Giguere, Renee Chambliss, Hugh O’Donnell, Patrick Scaffido, Doc Coleman, Starla Huchton, and Mildred Cady

7 pm NM-23 Full Cast vs Straight Read with Jay Smith, Tim Dodge, Starla Huchton, PC Haring, Renee Chambliss, and Nobilis Reed

8 pm NM-29 From Page To Pod with KT Bryski, Alicia Goranson, Paul Cooley, Collin Earl, and PC Haring
9 pm NM-24 Music In Podcasts with Tim Dodge, Alicia Goranson, Alex White, and PC Haring
I hope to see you there!

Looking for Metamor City artists

Posted by on 03 Aug 2012 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

All right, folks. I’m looking for artists who are interested in doing black-and-white interior illustrations for the first Metamor City print anthology. I would like to commission one image for each of the short stories:

Welcome to the City
House Call
The Sentinel
The Muse
Troubled Minds
Make Believe
Whispers in the Wood

Whoever accepts the commission for one of these pictures must be able to produce a digital version of the image that is 6″ x 9″ at 450 dpi or better. I want to get all of the pictures in by no later than the end of September.

If you’re interested in offering your services, send me a sample of your past work and a quote for your price. If I like what I see, then I’ll ask you for a rough sketch of what you have in mind before giving final approval.

I hope this will be a good chance for Metamor City fans to take part in enriching the world of Metamor — and please feel free to pass this message along to anyone who might be interested. Keep it on the bright side!


Status update, 1/25/2012

Posted by on 25 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Announcements

Hello, my wonderful and long-suffering Metamorphs!

After three days of reconstruction, MOST of the Metamor City website and feed are up and working. The new feed is http://www.metamorcity.com/feed, or http://www.metamorcity.com/feed/podcast if you just want the posts that have MP3 attachments. You can subscribe to the new feed by clicking the links in the right sidebar.

More details after the jump…

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Review of “A Lightbringer Carol” from Burning Zeppelin Experience

Posted by on 25 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Announcements, Links

Last February, Mark at BURNING ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE posted a very nice review of A Lightbringer Carol and Metamor City in general, which I have just discovered due to the powers of the Interwebs (and my own attempts at reconstructing the Metamor City feed).

Metamor City (Belatedly) Takes On Christmas…

Thanks to Mark for bringing the love!

Under construction…

Posted by on 22 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Announcements

The Metamor City Podcast is currently going through some restructuring and repairs on its RSS feed and website. Thanks for your patience; we will be back online as soon as possible!


–Chris Lester

Creator & Head Author

The Metamor City Podcast

Announcement: “Quicksilver Bridges”, Metamor City anthology by Nobilis Reed, now available in e-book

Posted by on 15 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Announcements, Nobilis

Metamor City staff writer Nobilis Reed has released his first Metamor City anthology in e-book form, Quicksilver Bridges. This volume includes:

  • Metamor City Anniversary
  • A Mummy in Metamor City
  • Dreams of Change
  • Alive
  • Dogsbody, an ALL NEW Metamor City story

I hope you enjoy these stories as much as I have!

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