The Raven and the Writing Desk, Episode 01: Metamor City – Cleanup on Skyway 3

Posted by on 10 May 2015 | Tagged as: Fantasy

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My new podcast is here! In this episode, I explain what The Raven and the Writing Desk is about, why I’m doing this instead of podcasting the rest of Things Unseen, and what is in store for the future.

The Story: “Cleanup on Skyway 3″

Fiz and his team are the best cleaners in the business. If you’ve got a messy problem, they can make it disappear overnight — guaranteed. But when the folks leaving the mess are the Lightbringers, even Fiz and his boys might have their hands full…

BONUS – Tale Chasing #38: Writing Darkly with Chris Lester

Posted by on 23 Nov 2010 | Tagged as: Interview

Kimi Alexandre of Tale Chasing interviewed Chris about writing darkness into fiction — why, when, and how to do it. We hope you enjoy it!

The Sex Round-Table, Part 3 of 3

Posted by on 25 Feb 2009 | Tagged as: Erotic, Just For Fun

The long-awaited Part Three of the Sex Round-Table is here! This time, we tackle questions of sexual identity — both in how the authors relate to the characters and in how the characters define themselves.

WARNING: All three of us were at least a little drunk at this point in the evening, so please forgive the occasional stuttering and/or mangling of the English language. We’re all still lucid enough to be making some great points — and, perhaps, revealing more about our own inner psychology than anyone wanted to know. 🙂

Special thanks to Dan Sawyer for editing and mixing this ep, and to Pip Ballantine for joining us in the madness. This was an absolute blast. 🙂

The Sex Round-Table, Part 2 of 3

Posted by on 14 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: Erotic, Just For Fun, Round-Table

The sex talk between me, J. Daniel Sawyer and Philippa Ballantine continues. We start off with a discussion of erotic themes in Metamor City, then progress to talk about sex in religion, sex in humans vs. other species of animals, serious sex, funny sex, and the wide spectrum of human relationships from shallow to intimate — and all the different kinds of sex involved in that continuum.

No promos in this one, folks. And yes, my numbering system at the beginning of the episode is STILL out of whack.

Part 1 of the Round-Table is at the ANTITHESIS feed, if you haven’t already heard it. Part 3 will be coming to the Erotica a la Carte feed shortly.

That Mitchell & Webb Look: Snooker Commentators

The Sex Round-Table, Part 1 of 3

Posted by on 09 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: Erotic, Just For Fun, Round-Table

What do you get when you combine three saucy podcasters and a fine New Zealand Pinot Noir? Well, this, apparently. Dan Sawyer, Philippa Ballantine, and I sat down to discuss the ways we deal with sex in our various worlds and works. There are three hours of this; Dan dropped the first hour in his ANTITHESIS feed, and I’m cross-posting it here. Look for further episodes to drop on the Metamor City and Erotica a la Carte feeds in the near future.

Also, I was having entirely too much fun with sound clips from That Mitchell and Webb Look. The snooker commentators sketch can be found here.

Bonus – Interview with Polyamory Weekly (PW 165)

Posted by on 04 Aug 2008 | Tagged as: Interview

Cunning Minx of Polyamory Weekly sat down with Metamor City creator Chris Lester and talk about polyamory and how it is used in his science fiction story.