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The Metamor City Podcast

Chris Lester

Author Chris Lester brings you serialized fiction in a futuristic fantasy world. Enter a gritty urban landscape of mages and vampires, faeries and telepaths, where street-level spies steal arcane artifacts from power-hungry sorcerers and holy warriors stalk demons through the shadowy depths of thousand-foot-high towers. This feed contains two related podcast series. The Metamor City Podcast (2007-2011) features a full voice cast, sound effects and music, while The Raven and the Writing Desk (2015-present) is a more streamlined solo podcast with stories in the same universe. New episodes of The Raven and the Writing Desk are released weekly. The Metamor City Podcast won the 2008 Podcast Peer Award for outstanding audio production, and was a two-time Parsec Award winner for excellence in speculative fiction: in 2009 for the novel Making the Cut and in 2010 for the novella Whispers in the Wood.

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Kate has another encounter with the mysterious Murikeer. Meanwhile, Jared finally gets some answers. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Michael deals with some fallout at work, while Jared tries to make sense of his surroundings. Buy Quicksilver Bridges in Paperback or Kindle Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Morgan has a heart-to-heart with John. Meanwhile, Jared tries again to help his recalcitrant patient, but runs into an unexpected complication. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Kate and her new partner Lizzy investigate a body in Soulshore — and discover an unexpected connection to Lizzy’s past. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Kate gets to know her new partner. Captain Shaw briefs SID on their next mission. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Jared gets some disturbing news about one of his patients. Kate visits SID again, and gets a tour from Captain Shaw. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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In which Evan needs a little help — and so does Callie. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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In which Kate meets Morgan for coffee, and Evan asks some firm questions of an old associate. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes  

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In which Kate uncovers a new angle for her investigation — and some unexpected truths about her own past. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes  

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In which Kate encounters a mysterious stranger — and Callie meets her new sysadmin. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes  

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Callie calls in some tech support help from a former client. Kate gets an unwelcome late-night visitor. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Metamor City Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Callie and Will arrive at Silas’s home, where they make a disturbing discovery. Kate, Morgan, John and Eva put some important clues together at the morgue. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes At the end of the show I discuss my dog Dulcy, who passed away on August 6th. Stafford Animal Shelter is the extraordinary little place that took a chance on Dulcy and gave us the opportunity to adopt her. Please consider making a donation to the shelter, or find your local animal shelter and volunteer your time. Thank you. Photo by AJ Photo Company LLC. End music: “Autumn Song,” by David Beard. Used with permission.

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In which Kate tries to fix a broken swoop, celebrates her birthday, and has some conversations that put a whole lot of puzzle pieces into place… Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes  

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Sorry for the delay on this episode, folks. I thought I could get the editing done while we were off visiting my parents, but we ended up spending a lot more time hanging out with my family, about which I have no regrets. In Chapter 14 we catch up with Will and Callie, who have been making some house calls to check up on missing Street Rats. Meanwhile, Silas Kenning deals with some computer problems… CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains implied references to sexual trafficking and underage prostitution. No explicit sexual acts are described or depicted. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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After uncovering evidence of a serial killer on the loose, Morgan returns home to her apartment — where she finds an unexpected guest. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) Buy Quicksilver Bridges on Amazon (Ebook) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Morgan shows Michael what she’s found in the recent batch of “vampire” victims. Meanwhile, Callie takes Will to a place where he can do some good — and hears some unsettling rumors. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Kate investigates the missing Mrs. Roberts. Meanwhile, vampire medical examiner Morgan Drauling has some one-on-one time with a Jane Doe — and makes an alarming discovery. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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John checks in at the Temple of Hedonism with his head priestess, Mistress Jasmine. It seems that Kate isn’t the only one on probationary status… Warning: This episode contains explicit sexual content. Listener discretion is advised. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Kate wakes up with the mother of all hangovers. Meanwhile, on an unassuming cargo ship, a young woman named Sandhya arrives in Metamor for the first time… Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Thrilled with the news she received from Captain Shaw, Kate takes John out for a night of celebration. Things do not go as planned… Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Callie takes Will to meet her old mentor. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Kate gets an unexpected invitation from a very special cop. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes  

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John and Kate debate career options over lunch. Will stops over to visit his girlfriend, Callie Linder — and he has a favor to ask. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Michael deals with his caseload at Homicide. Kate makes a long-distance call. Montgomery gives some advice. Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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John discusses Kate’s situation with his boss. Kate visits her psychologist. (Warning: Explicit adult content. Listener discretion is advised.) Buy TLATL on Amazon (Ebook or Hardcover) Buy Things Unseen on Amazon (Ebook, Hardcover, or Audiobook) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Kate engages in a swoop race. Things do not go as planned… (Warning: Explicit adult content. Listener discretion is advised.) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, Metamorphs! THE LOST AND THE LEAST makes its podcast debut, with the Prologue and Chapter One. Because I’m all about giving you folks more. 🙂 This book picks up after the events of Things Unseen, so make sure you catch up before listening to this episode! Buy TLATL on […]

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In this week’s episode I take some time to catch up with author and podcaster J. Daniel Sawyer. Dan’s got a bunch of interesting new fiction coming out this year, and we talk about a lot of it. Plus, because it’s me and Dan, we end up discussing the Bronze Age Collapse and geopolitics and […]

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TRATWD 141 – Ada Palmer

Feb 25th40:38

In this week’s episode I interviewed Dr. Ada Palmer–historian, musician, and author of the award-winning TERRA IGNOTA series of science fiction novels. We had a lovely conversation about world-building, characterization, the business of publishing, the challenges of incorporating freedom of religion in a secular society, and how concepts of wealth and scarcity might change in a world […]

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In this week’s episode I interview Christiana Ellis, the mastermind behind a bunch of cool projects, including Space Casey, Nina Kimberly the Merciless, and the serial detective/adventure story Phyllis Esposito: Interdimensional Private Eye. Christiana had a lot of great insights to share about putting yourself into your work, knowing what you want to get out of your […]

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TRATWD 139 – Doc Coleman

Feb 11th29:52

In this episode I interviewed Doc Coleman about his new book, The Perils of Prague. This was a live interview conducted with a studio audience at Balticon 51. Buy “The Perils of Prague” on Amazon Swimming Cat Studios — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a […]

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Rosanna’s story continues — and she confronts her tormentor, once and for all. Buy “Whispers in the Wood” at Kindle Store or Smashwords Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Signed Metamor City paperbacks, on sale now! — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Abbey and Isaac help Rosanna tell her story. Buy “Whispers in the Wood” at Kindle Store or Smashwords Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Signed Metamor City paperbacks, on sale now! — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Abbey and Janus receive new information about Threnody’s past, which brings them to a difficult decision. Buy “Whispers in the Wood” at Kindle Store or Smashwords Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Signed Metamor City paperbacks, on sale now! — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on […]

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Abbey asks her questions of the Leanan Sidhe, and Candace’s research uncovers some confusing new details about Threnody’s trail of bodies. Buy “Whispers in the Wood” at Kindle Store or Smashwords Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Signed Metamor City paperbacks, on sale now! — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on […]

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Abbey and Janus learn the secret that drives Isaac Wells, and Abbey meets the violinist’s deadly muse. Buy “Whispers in the Wood” at Kindle Store or Smashwords Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Signed Metamor City paperbacks, on sale now! — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review […]

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A man comes to Metamor City bearing a mysterious instrument, a violin with seemingly supernatural powers. A trail of death follows him. Lothanasi Agent Janus Starson brings in his best paranormal investigator, the telepath Abbey Preston, to help him uncover the violin’s secrets — and stop it before it kills again. Buy “Whispers in the […]

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In the conclusion to “A Lightbringer Carol,” an eerie Phantom gives Janus a vision of the future. Buy “A Lightbringer Carol” on Smashwords and Amazon Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Signed Metamor City paperbacks, on sale now! — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Trapped in his quarters after the departure of the First Spirit, Janus attempts to escape—and encounters a free spirit of a different sort. Buy “A Lightbringer Carol” on Smashwords and Amazon Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Signed Metamor City paperbacks, on sale now! — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on […]

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Janus is visited by the first of the three spirits: a Lightbringer from the ancient past. Buy “A Lightbringer Carol” on Smashwords and Amazon Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Signed Metamor City paperbacks, on sale now! — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review […]

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On the night of the Winter Solstice, Janus Starson is haunted by the spirit of his father. Stave 1 of a 5-stave carol, in prose. With affection and gratitude to Charles Dickens, whose classic Christmas ghost story has happily haunted my dreams for years. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group […]

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This Week’s Story: “Make Believe,” Part 3 (END) Artax faces down the rogue wizard Parker … and learns some unsettling truths from an old friend. Buy “Urban Legends” on Amazon Signed Metamor City paperbacks, on sale now! — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a […]

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TRATWD 127 – Make Believe, Part 2

Nov 20th, 201725:30

This Week’s Story: “Make Believe,” Part 2 Artax’s class is interrupted by a civil defense alarm: Metamor City is under attack. Artax cancels the class to go see if he can be of help — which brings him into conflict with one of his students. Signed Metamor City paperbacks, on sale now! — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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TRATWD 126 – Make Believe, Part 1

Nov 11th, 201728:59

This Week’s Story: “Make Believe,” by Bryan Watson A look at Metamor City through the eyes of the wizard Artax. Follow the old man of Spells 4 U as he begins his annual public service project: helping to rehabilitate a group of young people who used their magic illegally. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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n this panel from Balticon 51, Nutty Nuchtchas (of Nutty Bites), Nobilis Reed (of Nobilis Erotica) and I discuss how to make your podcast pay — and what to avoid along the way. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Abbey puts her plan into action to save St. Theresa’s from the Nightmare. 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

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Abbey gets some advice from Mother Anna, comes up with a new plan, and tries to convince Jenna to go along with it. 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

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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

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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 Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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TRATWD 120 – PC Haring

Oct 2nd, 201729:40

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 Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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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 Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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TRATWD 118 – The Muse, Part 3

Sep 18th, 201731:18

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 Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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TRATWD 117 – The Muse, Part 2

Sep 11th, 201724:35

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 Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a […]

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TRATWD 116 – The Muse, Part 1

Sep 4th, 201738:31

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 […]

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TRATWD 115 – Nathan Lowell

Aug 27th, 20171:00:51

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 […]

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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 […]

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TRATWD 113 – The Sentinel

Aug 14th, 201737:13

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 […]

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TRATWD 112 – House Call

Jul 31st, 201725:52

Kate pays a visit to her sick partner, David Silverleaf, and discusses life, God, and the shortage of quality men in her world. Buy Urban Legends on Amazon — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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TRATWD 111 – Huntress, Part 2

Jul 18th, 201734:05

In the conclusion to “Huntress,” Morgan meets the girl she rescued — and gets more than she bargained for. Featured Music: “Carried Away,” by Hungry Lucy (CC BY SA 3.0) Buy Huntress or Urban Legends on Amazon Visit Hungry Lucy’s website — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on […]

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TRATWD 110 – Huntress, Part 1

Jul 10th, 201735:56

Meet Morgan Drauling, your friendly neighborhood vampire. What’s a girl gotta do to get a drink in this town, anyway? Featured Music: “Carried Away,” by Hungry Lucy. Music provided through the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. (CC BY SA 3.0) A limited number of signed copies of all four Metamor City books are available now at […]

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With “hard science fiction,” great efforts are taken to get the physics right, but a lot of biological details are glossed over, if not ignored. What are some basic principles of biology that you should know for writing good science-based fiction? Recorded at Balticon 51. Speakers: Dr Thomas Holtz Jr – Moderator Chris Jackson Chris Lester […]

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Michael’s tour of Metamor City continues, as Kate takes him to see the Citadel and then the Street. Naturally, there are complications. Buy URBAN LEGENDS on Amazon — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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This week I begin sharing my professional-quality re-recorded versions of the stories from the Urban Legends collection. In part 1 of “Welcome to the City,” new Homicide recruit Michael Perelli gets his first taste of life in Metamor City — but one of his new co-workers may want to get a taste of him… Buy the Urban […]

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Today Paul Cooley and Terry Mixon turn the tables on me, as they interview me for a live episode of The Dead Robots’ Society Podcast. We discuss my influences as a writer, why Neil Gaiman’s faeries feel different from Jim Butcher’s, writing stories with social commentary, and a bunch of other cool stuff. Enjoy! — Chris […]

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In this week’s episode I’m proud to bring you our Metamor City LIVE! audio drama from Balticon 51! Cast: Chris Lester as Rafak Aliri Veronica Giguere as Betty, a daedra Doc Coleman as Baldur, a male werewolf Mildred Cady as Amelie Grace, a vampire priestess A. F. Grappin as Young Raf, in a flashback to […]

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TRATWD 104 – J. Daniel Sawyer

May 28th, 201729:59

This week I interview author and podcaster J. Daniel Sawyer about his new book, Becoming an Every Day Novelist. We discuss what writers can expect to learn in this book, what Dan has learned in the course of writing it, and how he’s changed his approach to business over the last year. The Every Day […]

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TRATWD 103 – Abigail Hilton

May 21st, 201729:15

In this week’s interview I talk to Abigail Hilton about her new novel, Jager Thunder, which is on sale now! This is a wonderful book, and if you’re a fan of The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy. We also talk quite a bit about the business side […]

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It’s after 1 AM, and the ghosts are awake… Music Credit: “Nine Lies the Heart ed 5,” by ERH (CC BY NC) — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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TRATWD 101 – Paul E. Cooley

May 7th, 201742:47

In this week’s episode I interview author and podcaster Paul E. Cooley about his new science fiction/horror series, DERELICT! Buy DERELICT: Marines on Amazon Shadow Publications (Paul’s Website) Support Paul on Patreon — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Greetings, Metamorphs! To celebrate the completion of 100 episodes in two years of podcasting The Raven & the Writing Desk, I’m excited to bring you this preview of THE LOST AND THE LEAST. In Chapter Seven of the forthcoming novel, Callie Linder takes her boyfriend Will to meet her old mentor, Silas Kenning, who has some […]

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In this week’s episode I interview author Lauren Harris about her new book, UNLEASH. Preorder your copy today!   — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Liam and his fellow wizards launch a risky gambit to save their airship fleet. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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In which Liam has a strange encounter while attempting a divination. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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In the year 1833 CR, a young wizard takes part in a daring airship raid into the heart of enemy territory. Too bad it’s probably a suicide mission… Buy your copy of Tales of a Tesla Ranger — all proceeds go to the P.G. Holyfield Children’s Trust. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City […]

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TRATWD 095 – Philippa Ballantine

Mar 26th, 201734:48

In this week’s interview I talk to award-winning fantasy author Philippa Ballantine about her new novel, IMMORTAL PROGENY. Buy your copy today! — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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TRATWD 094 – Nemesis

Mar 20th, 201734:13

While 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. […]

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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. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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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, […]

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In today’s episode I interview Jared Axelrod about the amazing serial podcast The Voice of Free Planet X. We 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! Support Jared/VoFPX on Patreon The Voice of Free Planet X […]

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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 […]

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Jon makes a discovery that proves key to the troubled relationship between Artax and Esme. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Esme explains her problem, and Artax and Jon try to help her solve it. Plus, awkward family conversations at the dinner table. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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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 — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City […]

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I 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 […]

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In the wake of Septimus’s lesson, Hallie has a number of important revelations, both personal and professional. Buy DIVINE INTERVENTION in paperback Event Page: Chris interviews Jared Axelrod, January 21st Event Page: Chris interviews Philippa Ballantine, March 4th — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave […]

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Hallie has a revelation. Septimus finishes a lesson. Sophie has some concerns. Referenced in this episode: Buy DIVINE INTERVENTION in paperback Blog Post: 2016 in Review — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Hallie has her meeting with Septimus, who poses some uncomfortable questions and leaves her with a perilous gift. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Hallie investigates the problem of flying griffins, and has a second meeting with the man in the green suit. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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In this Metamor City novella, we travel far south to the great city of Pyralis. There we meet Halcyone Karmenos, a brilliant young theoretical physicist who is about to shake up her field with an astonishing new model of reality — one with implications for history, manology, philosophy and religion. There’s gonna be a lot of […]

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This week I interview A. F. Grappin about their new novel, Luc Bertrand: Assassin’s Victim. We also discuss gender identity and writing queer characters. Plus, feedback on Things Unseen! DIVINE INTERVENTION Promotional Giveaway — this is the last week for the contest, so make a new pledge now to be automatically enrolled in the drawing! — Chris Lester […]

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Kate works with the Lightbringers to get the Rift Spirits home, but she faces consequences of her own upon returning to Metamor. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Our heroes face questions at the Nexus — and a new complication. DIVINE INTERVENTION Promotional Giveaway — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Our heroes mount a brave defense of the Nexus. DIVINE INTERVENTION Promotional Giveaway — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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I sat down in the virtual studio with NYT Bestselling Author Gail Carriger to discuss her new novella, Romancing the Inventor, and the lessons she has learned about the business and craft of being a writer. Join Gail’s Mailing List The Parasol Protectorate Group on Facebook — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City […]

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Morgan is reunited with Kate and David, but she soon discovers an unwelcome guest. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Kate, David and the Lightbringers face opposition in their attempt to reach the Nexus. WARNING: This episode contains explicit language and graphic violence. Listener discretion is advised. Mentioned in the after-show: Interview with Gail Carriger on YouTube — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a […]

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Fourteen flash-fiction stories about the gods of the world of Metamor. Plus, listener feedback and your Weekly Writing Report! — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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In today’s episode I interview author and podcaster Scott Roche about his new novella, COMING HOME AGAIN. We discuss the challenges of writing outside your comfort zone. This interview originally aired in August on Google Hangouts on Air. We took questions from the live audience. I hope you enjoy it! Buy COMING HOME AGAIN on Amazon […]

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Malcolm makes a decision. Kate and David finally learn the truth about the Rift. Promo: Extreme Science Fiction StoryBundle — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Sephie is questioned by Fisher — and by his unseen partner, who is somehow even worse. WARNING: This episode contains descriptions of violence that many will find disturbing. Listener discretion is advised. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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To persuade Majestrix Kyia to help Lady Julia, Morgan cashes in a very old favor. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Malcolm ard’Valos investigates his newest acquisition — and makes a frightening discovery. — Referenced in the feedback section: Chris Lester’s YouTube Channel Buy Scrivener at Literature and Latte — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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In today’s episode, I interview KT Bryski about her new podcast Six Stories, Told at Night. We discuss doing research for fiction, the hero’s (and heroine’s!) journey, fairy tales vs. myths, and why Kat Howard is KT’s literary doppelgänger… Six Stories, Told at Night   — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group […]

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Kate and David are within sight of the exit from Hunters’ Hollow. Unfortunately, a slight problem stands in their way… — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Morgan deals with a tricky landing. Misty does some redecorating. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Kate and David search for a way out of the hunters’ nest. — Tales from the Archives Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Chris Lester, Christiana Ellis, and Michael Spence joined moderator Doc Coleman for a trip down memory lane to the early days of the Metamor City Podcast. Recorded live at Balticon 50, May 28, 2016, in Baltimore, MD. Apologies for the sudden cutoff during the Q&A session; the recording device ran out of storage. Thanks to […]

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Kate & David cope with their predicament. Morgan and Misty have a confrontation with Zeke. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Surrounded by vampires, Kate and David must fight to save themselves and their passenger. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Kate and David are transporting Sephie when another emergency draws their attention. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Morgan and Misty find Julia — and a few complications. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Morgan and Misty pay a late-night visit to Baron Kapler to discuss his troublesome offspring. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon Leave a review on iTunes

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Kate and David meet Sephie, and encounter a few unexpected wrinkles in their plans. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon

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After narrowly surviving a brutal attack, Kate and her allies adopt a new strategy. — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon

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It’s time for another interview! This time I sat down with J. Daniel Sawyer to discuss his new book, The Every Day Novelist: Business 101. We discussed how being a writer is different from being in other kinds of business, how the publishing industry has changed in recent years, and the fundamental question of copyright and its […]

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TRATWD 054: Missing Pieces

May 29th, 201642:30

A teenage boy travels to Metamor City alone on an important mission. Read this and other stories in DIVINE INTERVENTION: Tales of Metamor City, Vol. II — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support this show on Patreon

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Kate, David, Misty and Julia meet with Janus Starson to discuss their situation. — Chris Lester’s Balticon 50 Schedule: FRIDAY, MAY 27: 18:30 – 19:20: Editing a Shared-World Universe SATURDAY, MAY 28: 14:00 – 15:15: Mega Autograph Session 16:00 – 16:50: Metamor City Retrospective 20:00 – 00:00: New Media Jubilee SUNDAY, MAY 29: 11:00 – […]

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Kate arranges for the meeting between Misty, Julia and Janus. Morgan has a confession to make. — Referenced in the Feedback Section: MCP Interregnum: Rebirth, by Chris Hvidsten Missing Pieces (NOTE: I realized after recording this episode that I had forgotten to release this story to the podcast! Oops. Watch for “Missing Pieces” in a regular episode […]

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Evan has a surprise for Morgan. Malcolm ard’Valos receives a visitor. Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon

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Evan wants some files from Morgan. Morgan wants something else entirely from Evan. Content Advisory: This episode contains explicit sexual content. Listener discretion is advised. Referenced in the Feedback Section: Wikidot — build your own wiki —– Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon

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Ezekiel Kapler and Julia Matthias have been going through some changes… Referenced in the feedback: “Welcome to the City” “Huntress” “The Sentinel” — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon

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Frustrated by the lack of contact from Lady Julia and Lord Ezekiel, Kate takes matters into her own hands. Referenced in this week’s feedback: Timeline of Metamor City Stories The Magic Spreadsheet NaNoWriMo Every Month — Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon

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Evan tries to sweet-talk Morgan. Kate and Morgan connect some dots. Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon

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Kate makes a delivery. Evan Selindi attempts a pick-up.   Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon

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The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 10, Part 2 The Lightbringers show up to investigate another body, and Janus wants a word with Kate about what he discovers. Across town, Malcolm ard’Valos receives an intriguing note from his security czar. Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Page Support the show on Patreon

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The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 10, Part 1 Kate and David return to Kate’s apartment, where they find something unexpected waiting for them. In the Feedback Section: Sara shares her thoughts on Ms. Fallon, Kate and David’s partnership, and shipping characters in Metamor City. Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support […]

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Abigail Hilton has attracted a fervent audience of thousands of readers and listeners with her fantasy series The Prophet of Panamindorah, The Guild of the Cowry Catchers, and Hunters Unlucky. (Full disclosure: I’m one of them.) I sat down with Abbie to discuss the strategies she has used to get the word out about her books, grow her […]

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I’m on my way to Madison, Wisconsin this weekend, so I’m taking a break from THINGS UNSEEN to bring you this science fiction erotica story. Last Sunset at the Golden Gate originally aired in December on my Patreon feed; I’m pleased to bring it to the rest of my listeners now. WARNING: This story contains […]

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The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 9, Part 2 Kate and David are summoned for a meeting with Count Halliway. It’s not a fun time. In the Feedback Section: Nobilis shares his now-defunct theory of what THINGS UNSEEN is about. Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Group Support the show on Patreon

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The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 9, Part 1 Hal tries to give Kate some important information, to varying degrees of success. In the light of what they have learned, Kate and David debate their next move. In the Feedback Section: Nobilis asks where mana comes from. Carl asks about double entendres. Sara wonders if it’s wrong […]

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The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter 8, Part 2 Ms. Fallon has uncovered some intriguing evidence about the death of Bernard Travers. Kate’s apartment has some unexpected visitors. Send in your feedback! Hearing your thoughts about the show adds to the listening experience for me and your fellow listeners. You can email your comments or call […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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!) Chris Lester […]

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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. Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Page Support […]

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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. Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City on […]

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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. […]

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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. In the Feedback section: Griz […]

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The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter Two Detectives Kathryn Kitaen and David Silverleaf, MCPD Magic Affairs, are called in to investigate a grisly crime scene in the darkest part of The Street. But Lightbringer Field Commander Janus Starson has his own thoughts about the the case’s jurisdiction… In the Feedback Section: Mark offers his thoughts on […]

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The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter One, Part 2 Zeke lays out his plan to visit the Telvari Rift. On the other side of the world, something deadly walks the Street in Metamor City… In the Feedback Section: Chris and Sara discuss the merits of the three literary forms of conflict. The Patreon campaign nears its […]

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The Story: “Things Unseen,” Chapter One, Part 1   Twenty-five years and four months after the disappearance of Project Lightpath, Hal Raines is still searching for answers about his missing mother. But when an old lover shows up and offers to help him get those answers, the offer comes with some uncomfortable strings attached…   […]

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The Story: “Things Unseen,” Prologue, Part 2 Project Lightpath’s exploration of the Rift takes an unexpected turn. Chris Lester on Facebook Fans of Metamor City FB Page Support Chris on Patreon

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The Story: “Things Unseen,” Prologue, Part 1 Twenty-five years ago, a team of explorers ventured into a mana-filled jungle. What they found was like nothing they could have expected… In the Feedback Section: J. Daniel Sawyer and Kitty Nic’Iaian have a new podcast for NaNoWriMo. Sara sounds off about the final part of THE THREE GRACES. […]

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The Interview: Keith R. A. DeCandido Keith DeCandido is one of the world’s most successful and prolific authors of media tie-in fiction, having written numerous works for Star Trek, Stargate, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, World of Warcraft, and many others. I sat down to talk with him about the joys and struggles of writing for pay in […]

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The Story: “The Three Graces,” Part 7 (Conclusion) Amelie’s rescue attempt has left bodies in its wake. A dangerous new ally is willing to help her make that little problem go away, but the consequences could last an eternity… In The Feedback Section: Shai discusses world-building and the complex nature of good and evil. Sara muses […]

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The Story: “The Three Graces,” Part 6 Natalie waits for rescue, but when her mother shows up to confront the kidnappers, the result isn’t what either of them ever could have predicted. Content Advisory: This episode contains explicit language and graphic violence. Listener discretion is advised. In the Feedback Section: Several listeners sound off on […]

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The Story: “The Three Graces, Part 5” After one of her loved ones is kidnapped, Amelie receives an offer of help from a dangerous source. Meanwhile, Nathan, Harrison and Illura encounter an unexpected problem at the Church of Eternal Brotherhood. In the Feedback Section: Nobilis gives audio advice and muses about religious memes in Metamor […]

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The Story: “The Three Graces,” Part 4 Illura and Amelie make a difficult choice. Natalie copes with high school. Nathan learns of a new threat to his family. In the Feedback Section: Sara and Chris discuss the topic of abuse as it appears in Metamor City. Ted offers audio advice. Nobilis weighs in on the topic of […]

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Thanks for your patience this week, folks. Here is the full episode of part 3. Those who listened to the first half on Sunday can skip to 22:33 to pick up where they left off. The Story: “The Three Graces,” Part 3 Amelie goes to Priestess Illura for help to keep Nathan and Natalie from […]

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Hello Metamorphs! This week’s episode is being delivered in two installments: the first half of the story is being dropped today, and the complete episode will be released this Wednesday. Sorry I have to break it up like this, but the episode ran REALLY long and I didn’t have as much time to edit this […]

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The Story: “The Three Graces,” Part 2 Amelie Grace gets religion, but Nathan has reservations. What will the Church of Eternal Brotherhood mean for his career — and for their family? Theme music for “The Three Graces” is “A Girl Alone” by Hungry Lucy. The song was made available for use through Mevio’s Music Alley, […]

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The Story: “The Three Graces,” Part 1 We first met Nathan Grace and his daughter Natalie in “Dreams of Change” by Nobilis Reed, but we never heard more than hints about what happened to Natalie’s mother. I’m proud to now bring you the story behind the story.  In the Feedback Section: Nobilis, Raj Chaos and […]

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The Story: “The Cuckoo,” Part 4 (Conclusion) Gerhard’s plan is revealed, putting John and Ysabel in immediate danger. How will Delilah respond — and what will it cost them? WARNING: This episode contains violence and explicit language. Listener discretion is advised. In the Feedback Section: Raj has some advice for iPhone users on listening to old episodes […]

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We’re back, folks! A huge thanks to everyone who supported the GoFundMe campaign when my audio recording interface suddenly stopped working. This episode was recorded with my new TASCAM DR-40 connected to my existing microphone. I think you’ll be very pleased with the results. The Story: “The Cuckoo,” Part 3 John’s plans for Delilah reach fruition, but there’s […]

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Sorry for the delay on this one, folks! I had some problems with my recording equipment this weekend. The Story: “The Cuckoo,” Part 2 John begins his dance lessons with Delilah at her penthouse, where he makes a new ally — and a new enemy. In the Feedback Section: Sara T. asks about the definition […]

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Chris reads some feedback from Twitter and asks for listeners to review The Raven & the Writing Desk on iTunes. The Story: The Cuckoo, Part 1 Meet John, an incubus who was kicked out of his noble family once his true nature was revealed. He’s set his sights on the Baronesa Delilah Velasco de Moraine, […]

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For today’s episode I sat down with long-time friends and award-winning authors Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine to discuss the pros and cons of different strategies for publishing your work. We also talked about the different social media platforms that are available, and which ones are the most effective tools for authors looking to build their […]

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In this week’s episode, Sara T. and Mildred discuss the rapid changes in American society during the 1960s and 1970s, the spectrum of human sexuality (and our failure to recognize it in either ourselves or others), and just what it would take to kill Kyia in the world of Metamor City. The Story: Flying Free, […]

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The Elysian Springs Kickstarter has been delayed until Monday, July 6th, but the next part of FLYING FREE is ready a day early! The Story: Flying Free, Part 2 As the Cold War heats up in Vietnam, Barbara receives a most unwelcome letter. Can Elias help her contain the damage? Warning: Contains profanity and mature […]

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In this episode we get a Metamor City history lesson from Mildred Cady, audio messages from Judi, Nobilis, and Sara T., and emails from Mark and Shea. It’s Feedbackapalooza! The Story: Flying Free, Part 1 In 1948, young Elias King was recruited for a very special project by the newly-created United States Air Force. Now […]

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No feedback in this episode, folks. This time it’s all about… The Story: “To Walk in Shadow,” Part 4 Agent Jessup and his associates paid a terrible price to reach Estarini. Will it be enough to save the Estari from the epidemic? Warning: This episode contains disturbing imagery and mature themes. Listener discretion is advised.

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In this episode, Sara T. muses about the Forlorn’s creepiness, Xiang Jinn’s awesomeness, and the Church of Ba’al’s taste in party venues. The Story: To Walk in Shadow, Part 3B Ba’al and company fight their way through the “wild” region of Deep Shadow to reach the mountain where they can forge a way into Estarini. […]

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In this episode Sara T. asks about the relationship (or lack thereof) between Eli and the gods of the old pantheon, and Raj Chaos chimes in with his thoughts on the new podcast format. The Story: To Walk in Shadow, Part 3A Ba’al reveals his plan for reaching Estarini, and Jessup weighs his choices from […]

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In this episode I mention my new Author Page on Facebook, and discuss the origins of the name “Ba’al” with Sara T. The Metamor City Discussion Forums – help resurrect this site as a place for discussion of the world of Metamor! The Story: “To Walk in Shadow,” Part 2B Agent Jessup arrives with Ba’al […]

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In this episode we hear from Sara T. about Dreams of Change, from Tarmo in Finland about straight read vs. multiple voice narration, and from Mildred Cady about shout-outs to the Metamor City Live audio dramas. Links: Rafak Aliri and the Book of Shadows – Live at Balticon 47   Hunters Unlucky at Worlds of Abigail Hilton […]

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In this episode I give you the Weekly Writer’s Report and share exciting news about the new StoryBundle that J. Daniel Sawyer is part of this month. The Story: “To Walk in Shadow,” Part 1 The sun hid itself on the day the devil came to the city. Thick, forbidding clouds crept in from the […]

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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 […]

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Police detectives Kathryn Kitaen and David Silverleaf are called on to investigate a body in the deepest, darkest part of the city. What secrets will they uncover? And what is the connection between these events and the mysterious happenings at the Rift? Written and produced by Chris Lester Starring Chris Lester and Dawn D. Wood […]

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Twenty-five years after the disappearance of Project Lightpath, Hal Raines — the son of one of the lost explorers — joins a highly dubious expedition to the Rift Zone. Why are Lord Ezekiel and his friends so interested in the Rift? What do they expect to find there? And why do they want Hal to […]

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At long last, Metamor City returns! This episode takes us back to the year 1974 Cristos Reckoning, when the researchers of Project Lightpath entered a mysterious magic-filled jungle in the name of scientific exploration. What they found there was unlike anything they expected — and laid the foundation for events twenty-five years later, on […]

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Hey Metamorphs! If you’ve been following Metamor City for any length of time, you probably know about my long-standing friendship with J. Daniel Sawyer and his ArtisticWhispers Productions. If you’ve been with us from the beginning, you may remember when Dan and I helped to promote a little “urbane fantasy” called SOULLESS that my friend […]

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MCP Special Update, 2013-09-28

Sep 29th, 20133:43

News about the production of Things Unseen, the Indiegogo fundraiser, and the writing of Book 3: The Lost and the Least. Links: Indiegogo Fundraiser, with completed cover art Cult of the Magic Spreadsheet

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Special Update, 07-31-2013

Jul 31st, 20134:44

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 […]

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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 […]

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What will Ben and Natalie find in Ben’s dreams? More importantly, will it find them first? Story by Nobilis Reed Performed by Chris Lester Edited by Scott Roche and Paulette Jaxton The Cast: Chris Lester as Ben Stansfield and Nathan Grace Kimi Alexandre as Natalie Grace Mae Breakall as Natalie-as-Ben Nathan Lowell as Harrison Nobilis […]

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An ominous Phantom confronts Janus with an image of his future. Written, performed and edited by Chris Lester Music by ERH, David Beard, Dennis Janglov, and Digital Juice

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Still imprisoned by mystical forces unknown, Janus attempts to escape from his apartment … and encounters an unexpected ally. Writen, read and edited by Chris Lester Music by Digital Juice

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MCP SE21 – January Feedback Show

Jan 2nd, 20111:06:59

We’re back! Dan, Chris, and Jenivi Seven (voice of Abbey Preston in Whispers in the Wood) read emails and discuss the following topics: Patronage system and the role of the nobility in Metamor Mythopoetics, Reason, and Wonder “Woo”, Bullshit, and THE SECRET God as an explanatory apparatus Qualia of experience vs. objective reality Neo-Primitivism and […]

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Janus’s haunting continues with a visit from a former priestess of the Lothanasi Order. Written, read and edited by Chris Lester Music by David Beard and Digital Juice

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On the night of the Winter Solstice, Janus Starson is haunted by the spirit of his father. Stave 1 of a 5-stave carol, in prose. With affection and gratitude to Charles Dickens, whose classic Christmas ghost story has happily haunted my dreams for years. Written and read by Chris Lester Edited by Bill Bowman Music […]

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

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Here’s the second half of Chris’s round table discussion with Bill Bowman, Bryan Watson, Beq Vyper, and Sara Lloyd. Thanks again to Sara for doing the editing on this episode! Promo: FETIDUS

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Last Christmas, Chris got together with four of Metamor City’s Michigan voice actors: Bill Bowman, Bryan Watson, Beq Vyper and Sara Lloyd. Wackiness ensued. Many thanks to Sara Lloyd for doing the editing on this recording. This is a two-parter, the second half of which should drop sometime next week. Promo: The Dunesteef Audio Fiction […]

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Chris Hvidsten brings us the next story in the Interregnum Contest: “Rebirth”. Promo: Outcast, by Chris Hvidsten

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MCP 049 – Dreams of Change, Part 4

Mar 29th, 201041:47

Ben has found a refuge for the moment, but his troubles are far from over. The Grace family has secrets of its own, and things only get more complicated when Ben’s unpredictable power strikes again … and this time, he’s not the only target… Story by Nobilis Reed Performed by Chris Lester Edited by Scott […]

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Things aren’t looking good for Ben. What happened to Matheson? Where is John Randall? And who’s going to bail Ben out of jail? Our hero gets some help from an unexpected source… Story by Nobilis Reed Performed by Chris Lester Edited by Scott Roche and Paulette Jaxton The Cast: Chris Lester as Ben Stansfield and […]

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Ben goes to sorcery practice, plays phone tag with Natalie, and meets with the androgyne John Randall. What is John’s plan to get rid of Matheson? And what will happen to Ben if he decides to play along? WARNING: This episode contains explicit sexual content. Listener discretion is advised. Story by Nobilis Reed Performed by […]

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MCP 046 – Dreams of Change, Part 1

Jan 23rd, 201033:57

Ben is a college student, a sorcerer, and a man with an unusual disability: he turns into other people in his sleep. And since he’s at a school where book-smart wizards are the overwhelming majority, life as a spontaneous spellcaster doesn’t come easily… Story by Nobilis Reed Performed by Chris Lester Edited by Paulette Jaxton […]

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MCP SE16 – Triple Threat Launchcast

Jan 17th, 20102:05:59

Hey all! It occurred to me that I never actually put this launchcast on the feed. Since the next episode has been delayed due to production difficulties, this seemed to be the ideal time to put it up as an extra bit of content. Listen as Philippa Ballantine, J. Daniel Sawyer and I take calls […]

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It was my pleasure to be this month’s guest chef for Pip Ballantine’s Erotica a la Carte. A lonely hunter, carrying more than his fair share of strange secrets, finds more than he bargained for in the wilderness. This story contains explicit sexual content. It is not for children or young teens. Listener discretion is […]

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Will Abbey’s plan work? Can Rosanna be saved from the clutches of the Leanan Sidhe? And what will the faery do to Wells if the plan succeeds? Find out, in the conclusion to Whispers in the Wood! Cast: Malcolm ard’Valos – TD-0013 Rosanna Venturi – Deirdre Reed Emilio Venturi – Nobilis Reed Melodia/Leanan Sidhe – […]

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What is the creature that lives in the violin? How is it connected to the Leanan Sidhe? And how much does Dr. Wells really know about the monster inside his instrument? Cast: Janus Starson – Indiana Jim Abbey Preston – Jenivi Seven Candace – Susan Murph Isaac Wells – Michael Spence Rosanna Venturi – Deirdre […]

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Abbey and Janus continue their investigation into Threnody’s secrets. They’re running out of time — but so is Wells… Cast: Abbey Preston – Jenivi Seven Isaac Wells – Michael Spence Janus Starson – Indiana Jim Candace – Susan Murph Leanan Sidhe – Danae Winters Words and music to lullaby written by Jenivi Seven.

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Mur Lafferty interviewed all three of the Triple Threat authors — me, J. Daniel Sawyer and Philippa Ballantine — for this extra-large episode of I Should Be Writing. I hope you enjoy listening to these interviews as much as we enjoyed recording them!

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A man comes to Metamor City bearing a mysterious instrument, a violin with seemingly supernatural powers. A trail of death follows him. Lothanasi Agent Janus Starson brings in his best paranormal investigator, the telepath Abbey Preston, to help him uncover the violin’s secrets — and stop it before it kills again. Cast: Isaac Wells – […]

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The battle is over, the bodies have fallen, and it’s time for the survivors to count the cost. The Sommers cell has defied the norms of its society; Daniel unwittingly aided enemies of the Collective; Abbey is a former fugitive. How will the Hive choose to deal with this band of misfits? And what will […]

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MCP 040 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 30

Apr 27th, 20091:08:34

It all comes down to this! With Sasha poisoned by the psi drug Mad John and Victor only moments away from finding them, Sasha and Abbey must make a last desperate stand against the psychotic psi. Can they hold out long enough for help to arrive? And what will become of Victor after he crosses […]

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Brian, Fiona and Daniel are in a fight for their lives — and more than that, for their souls. Sasha is the only one left to protect Abbey as Victor seeks his revenge. Do our heroes have any chance against such overwhelming odds? The Cast: Brian Sommers – Bryan Watson Fiona hin’Connaill – Christiana Ellis […]

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Miriam leads Brian and Fiona into her trap, unaware that Daniel is on his way to join them. Meanwhile, Sasha is charged with watching over the hospitalized “Jenny Bloggs”, not realizing who she has in her care … or who is coming after her. Special thanks to J. Daniel Sawyer and Kitty Nic’Iaian of Artistic […]

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As Miriam puts her new orders into action, Abbey Preston seeks out the one person in the Psi Collective she believes she can trust: Daniel Sharabi. But how will Victor react when he learns that Abbey has betrayed him? The Cast: Victor hin’Kavos – Bill Bowman Brian Sommers – Bryan Watson Fiona hin’Connaill – Christiana […]

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The third part of our mega-long feedback show with J. Daniel Sawyer.

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The Sex Round-Table, Part 3 of 3

Feb 26th, 200951:50

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 […]

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MCP 036 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 26

Feb 23rd, 20091:04:30

The horrible secret of Fiona’s past is revealed, and Malcolm ard’Valos has some new orders for Miriam… The Cast: Young Fiona – TReed’s Girl Fiona’s Mother – Mindy Smith Victor hin’Kavos – Bill Bowman Egan Hunter – Chris Miller Cop – Mark Smith Sasha King – Dani Cutler Fiona hin’Connaill – Christiana Ellis Seralina Greyhaven […]

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The third feedback show continues!

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This one could be called THE WRATH OF KIM — Dan and Chris spend an hour discussing topics raised by Kim the Comic Book Goddess, mostly with regard to sex and gender issues in Metamor City.

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Pip Ballantine joined me, Dan Sawyer and Kitty Nic’Iaian for another feedback extravaganza. This one is so long I had to break it in half. And yes, I know that I said “special episode 5″ at the beginning. I’d lost count, I’m afraid…

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MAKING THE CUT enters its third and final act! Six months after leaving the Psi Collective, Abbey Preston has an experience that may change her mind. Plus, Danni and Fiona continue to wrestle with their own psychological baggage. The Cast: Abbey Preston – Heather Nowak Victor hin’Kavos – Bill Bowman Danni Sharabi – Sara Lloyd […]

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Take a journey inside the mind of a thrall, as Leena reveals to Miriam the tragic story of how she became enslaved to the Vampire Syndicate. Plus, Danni comes up with a rather creative way to talk out her problems with Daniel… The Cast: Seralina Greyhaven – Kimi Alexandre Timothy Mitropolous – Scott Roche Malcolm […]

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The second feedback extravaganza continues! This time, we hear from the Uber-Nemesis himself.

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The Sex Round-Table, Part 2 of 3

Jan 15th, 200948:06

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 […]

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Malcolm ard’Valos makes his appearance, and he’s about to give Miriam an offer she can’t refuse… The Cast: Malcolm ard’Valos – TD-0013 Miriam Bakhtavar – Martha Puskas Braddock – Marc Bailey Leena – Kimi Alexandre

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The Sex Round-Table, Part 1 of 3

Jan 10th, 20091:01:00

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 […]

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While Danni gets a visit from Eva, Miriam fights for her life against Braddock and his vamps. Will she escape, or is she doomed to be the next meal for the Syndicate’s #1 hatchet man? The Cast: Braddock – Marc Bailey Miriam Bakhtavar – Martha Puskas Eva Selindi – Philippa Ballantine Danni Sharabi – Sara […]

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The first Metamor City feedback show, with co-hosts J. Daniel Sawyer and Kitty Nic’Iaian.

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Part 1:Sasha begins Danni’s anti-brainwashing treatment, while Miriam faces the consequences of crossing Victor. Part 2: It’s the second annual Mega Holiday Feedback Special! Chris takes advantage of a short story segment to clear out the voicemail queue. The Cast: Danni Sharabi – Sara Lloyd Sasha King – Dani Cutler Miriam Bakhtavar – Martha Puskas […]

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Danni’s back — and she is NOT happy. How will she respond to the “intervention” that has been forced on her? Meanwhile, Victor’s strategy against Miriam begins to be revealed: he’s got a plan to get the Elder off his back, and it’s not going to be pretty… The Cast: Danni Sharabi – Sara Lloyd […]

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MCP 029 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 20

Nov 16th, 20081:01:22

It’s morning at the Sommers cell, and Daniel and Rebecca must deal with the messy side-effects of their relationship choices. Plus, Abbey Preston returns! The Cast: Rebecca Brower – MA in PA Sasha King – Dani Cutler Fiona hin’Connaill – Christiana Ellis Brian Sommers – Bryan Watson Victor hin’Kavos – Bill Bowman Abbey Preston – […]

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As Daniel recovers from his ordeal, Brian and his cell-mates debate what to do next. Meanwhile, one of Miriam’s field operatives tries to track down Victor and Abbey. The Cast: Rebecca Brower – MA in PA Brian Sommers – Bryan Watson Sasha King – Dani Cutler Fiona hin’Connaill – Christiana Ellis Egan Hunter – Chris […]

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Sasha and Rebecca complete their mission, Daniel makes a difficult choice, and Callie reveals a secret to Brian and Miriam. The Cast: Sasha King – Dani Cutler Rebecca Brower – MA in PA Miriam Bakhtavar – Martha Puskas Brian Sommers – Bryan Watson Fiona hin’Connaill – Christiana Ellis Callie Linder – Beq Vyper Train Announcer […]

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Dan Shaurette of the Out of the Coffin podcast interviews Metamor City creator Chris Lester.

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Brian, Fiona and Callie face the hidden dangers of Viscount Security Solutions, Sasha and Rebecca begin their attempt to rescue Daniel, and Jared surprises Danni with an unexpected gift… The Cast: Jared Tamlin – Jason Adams Danni Sharabi – Sara Lloyd Brian Sommers – Bryan Watson Callie Linder – Beq Vyper Night Watchman – Paul […]

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The hosts of the B.S. Show interview Metamor City creator Chris Lester.

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Danni and Jared continue their “mystery date” while Brian, Fiona and Callie attempt to break into the vault at Viscount Security Solutions. Cast: Jared Tamlin – Jason Adams Danni Sharabi – Sara Lloyd Brian Sommers – Bryan Watson Callie Linder – Beq Vyper Fiona hin’Connaill – Christiana Ellis

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Bonus – Make Believe Gag Reel

Sep 15th, 20083:25

The best outtakes from Bryan Watson’s story “Make Believe”.

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In this chapter, Rebecca and Sasha visit Artax to see if there’s any way to overcome the strange mental conditioning that has taken hold of Danni. Meanwhile, Callie, Fiona and Brian begin their infiltration of Viscount Security Solutions. Cast: Rebecca Brower – MA in PA Sasha King – Dani Cutler Artax – Bryan Watson Danni […]

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MCP SE04 – Make Believe, Part 2

Sep 5th, 200828:51

The conclusion of Bryan Watson’s story “Make Believe” — in which Artax must stop a rogue sorcerer from endangering the entire city. Ideally without being killed by the violent young mages he has been put in charge of educating…

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MCP SE03 – Make Believe, Part 1

Aug 24th, 200834:36

Part one of “Make Believe” by Bryan Watson, a story written from Artax’s perspective.

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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.

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MCP 023 – MAKING THE CUT: Chapter 15

Jul 27th, 20081:01:55

Driven by a terrible premonition, Rebecca sets out to learn what has happened to Daniel. How will she respond when she learns the truth? Cast: Rebecca Brower – MA in PA Sasha King – Dani Cutler Fiona hin’Connaill – Christiana Ellis Miriam Bakhtavar – Martha Puskas Doctor – David Moore Danni Sharabi – Sara Lloyd […]

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Danni’s evening with Jared is going well — and, thanks to Kevin, she has all the protection she needs to take things to the next level. But is she really ready to go that far? Plus: Jared confesses a shocking secret! WARNING: This episode contains explicit sexual content. It is not work-safe or child-safe. You […]

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Miriam meets with the Sommers cell to discuss breaking in to Viscount, while Danni takes Jared to a private club. Cast: Miriam Bakhtavar – Martha Puskas Peter – Steve Riekeberg Rebecca Brower – MA in PA Brian Sommers – Bryan Watson Fiona hin’Connaill – Christiana Ellis Sasha King – Dani Cutler Nathan Levy – Steve […]

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Promo – The Pieces Podcast

Jun 23rd, 20080:47

This is a promo for Pieces, a Round Robin storytelling podcast created by Nobilis Reed and several other authors, including Chris Lester. The original feed for Pieces is no longer in operation, but you can find the completed novella on Podiobooks.

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Evan takes Daniel to SPELLS 4 U for a magical check-up. Has Danni been ensorcelled? And, if so, can Artax do anything to help her? Cast: Evan Selindi – Tee Morris Artax – Bryan Watson Danni Sharabi – Sara Lloyd Rebecca Brower – MA in PA Answer Machine Voice – Martyn Casserly Jared Tamlin – […]

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Danni has her first real date with a man. Will it be all that she expected? And how is Nate going to react to having a bombshell like Danni living in the apartment? Note: Chris gives his after-action report on Balticon 42 and gets rather mushy on the subject. If you’d rather not listen to […]

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An Elder pays a visit to the Sommers cell and delivers the Hive’s response to their failure at the skyport. Meanwhile, Danni deals with her first morning as a woman. Cast: Sasha King – Dani Cutler Brian Sommers – Bryan Watson Kevin Darby – P.G. Holyfield Danni Sharabi – Sara Lloyd Rebecca Brower – MA […]

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Kimi Alexandre concludes her interview with Metamor City creator Chris Lester.

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Metamor City Promo #3: Daniel

May 16th, 20081:07

This is the third promo for The Metamor City Podcast: a short, light-hearted blurb for Making the Cut as seen from the perspective of Daniel.

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Kimi Alexandre of Tale Chasing interviews Metamor City creator Chris Lester.

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Eldon K. Roth of Banter Over A Cigarette interviews Metamor City creator Chris Lester. WARNING: This one is long, folks.

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Girls’ Night Out! Get ready for one wild evening as Eva shows Daniel how to party — androgyne style! Hold on to your hats… WARNING: This episode contains mature themes, adult language, and strong sexual content. It’s not suitable for children. Listener discretion is advised. Cast: Eva Selindi — Philippa Ballantine Danni Sharabi — Sara […]

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Stephen Kilbride of Tea and Chat interviews Metamor City creator Chris Lester.

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Jack Hosley of Wander Radio interviews Metamor City creator Chris Lester.

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As the telepaths lay one of their own to rest, Daniel makes a choice that will have a dramatic impact on his future. Much to his surprise, he then has a run-in with one of his erstwhile partners, who has some ideas that could change Daniel’s life even more dramatically. Cast: Priest — P.C. Haring […]

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Chris Moody of Podiomedia Chat interviews Metamor City creator Chris Lester.

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In the aftermath of the mission, the telepaths mourn their losses, Victor reaps his rewards, and Miriam makes an unsettling discovery… Cast: Fiona hin’Connaill — Christiana Ellis Rebecca Brower — MA in PA Lysa — Paulette Vallad Miriam Bakhtavar — Martha Puskas Abbey Preston — Heather Nowak Victor hin’Kavos — Bill Bowman

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Fiona and Callie face off for control of the vampire syndicate’s mysterious package. Plus, the reason for Victor’s collusion with the vampires is revealed! Cast: Brian Sommers — Bryan Watson Sasha King — Dani Cutler Fiona hin’Connaill — Christiana Ellis Trace Umbara — Donte Taylor Callie Linder — Beq Vyper Victor hin’Kavos — Bill Bowman […]

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It’s spy vs. spy as Daniel’s team acquires the package and Del and Trace try to steal it! Who will prevail — and what will it cost them? Cast: Victor hin’Kavos — Bill Bowman Crew Chief — Indiana Jim Del Matthews — Nobilis Trace Umbara — Donte Taylor Sasha King — Dani Cutler Brian Sommers […]

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Daniel and Brian head to the skyport on their respective missions, unaware that they are pursuing the same package. Will Daniel’s team get their mysterious parcel to safety, or will Brian and his team succeed in stealing it? And will they discover their predicament before tragedy strikes? Cast: Callie Linder — Beq Vyper Evan Selindi […]

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Daniel and Victor meet their fellow operatives for the upcoming smuggling job, including one whom Metamorphs will find familiar. Then the action switches to the Sommers breeding cell, where Brian, Fiona, Sasha and Rebecca are about to have their peaceful home life disturbed by an unexpected guest. Cast: Victor hin’Kavos — Bill Bowman Evan Selindi […]

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See archives for show notes. Cast: Victor hin’Kavos — Bill Bowman Abbey Preston — Heather Nowak Nathan Levy — Steve Eley of Escape Pod Kevin Darby — P.G. Holyfield of Murder at Avedon Hill Denise — Cat, aka SciFiRanterGirl of The Lipstick Aliens Podcast

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See archives for show notes. Cast: Brian Sommers — Bryan Watson Sasha King — Dani Cutler Fiona hin’Connaill — Christiana Ellis Rebecca Brower — MA in PA Trace Umbara — Donte Taylor Del Matthews — Nobilis Kevin Darby — PG Holyfield Victor hin’Kavos — Bill Bowman Stacy Sharabi — Heather Welliver

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MA in PA, host of Better Late Than Never, interviews Metamor City creator Chris Lester.

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Lothanasi field commander Janus Starson has a faery problem. A certain Sidhe Lord invades his city every year on the night of the Winter Solstice — a certain fat, jolly Sidhe Lord with a penchant for invading people’s houses. Janus isn’t about to stand for that sort of thing.   A bit of Christmas fluff […]

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Steve Riekeberg of Geek Cred interviews Metamor City creator Chris Lester.

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The second Metamor City promo. This one is a movie-style trailer for the first novel, MAKING THE CUT. Announcer: Chris Miller

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Staff writer Nobilis Reed offers his first erotic story set in the world of Metamor City. Contains explicit sexual content. Listener discretion is advised. This story can be purchased as part of the Quicksilver Bridges anthology on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

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MCP 005 – The Muse, Part 2 of 2

Nov 18th, 200756:36

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MCP 004 – The Muse, Part 1 of 2

Nov 4th, 200751:39

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MCP 002 – Huntress

Oct 7th, 20071:01:37

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MCP 001 – Welcome to the City

Sep 23rd, 200753:43

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Metamor City Promo #1: Morgan

Sep 7th, 20071:30

The first Metamor City promo, starring Leann Mabry as Morgan Drauling.

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MCP 000 – Introduction

Jun 25th, 20076:30

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