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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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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

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.

    TRATWD 257 – Homecoming, Ch 31

    TRATWD 257 – Homecoming, Ch 31

    John, Kate and the young people attend the Homecoming dance. How will Chase’s classmates react to his transformation?















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    • 28 min
    TRATWD 256 – Homecoming, Ch 30

    TRATWD 256 – Homecoming, Ch 30

    John, Kate and their new friends attend the Meta’kema holiday potluck. Later that evening, Chase makes an important decision.















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    • 34 min
    TRATWD 255 – Homecoming, Ch 29

    TRATWD 255 – Homecoming, Ch 29

    John and Kate deal with the aftermath from their rescue mission.















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    • 35 min
    Drabblecast 435 – “Maternal Instinct,” by Chris Lester

    Drabblecast 435 – “Maternal Instinct,” by Chris Lester

    Episode artwork by Jon Stubbington







    Today I’m proud to share The Drabblecast‘s production of my Lovecraftian story “Maternal Instinct,” narrated by the incomparable Veronica Giguere.















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    • 1 hr 1 min
    TRATWD 254 – Homecoming, Ch 28

    TRATWD 254 – Homecoming, Ch 28

    John and Kate try to rescue an innocent teen from a band of religious extremists.















    Audiobooks for Sale: Urban Legends, Things Unseen, Divine Intervention, The Lost and the Least, Distant Realms, A Wizard Family Solstice (Use these bounty links and Chris will get a special bonus payment from Audible!)







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    • 35 min
    TRATWD 253 – Homecoming, Ch 27

    TRATWD 253 – Homecoming, Ch 27

    Chase’s first lesson in being an incubus is interrupted by an unexpected visitor.















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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

OzGuvnor ,

Chris is the Urban Fantasy Master

I first started listening to the Metamor City Podcast nearly 10 years ago. Chris’ series introduced me to the concept of urban fantasy, and he is an excellent story teller. Buy the books, listen to the podcast, and share with your friends.

jazz_machine ,

Metamor

Chris Lester has a unique gift in his ability to create a fully realised universe, with its own natural rules and laws of physics. What is more is that he also manages to populate this universe with deep and interesting characters, that he uses to explore all manner of spiritual and philosophical issues. Oh and they can all kick serious a*s!

genevere ,

well worth listening to

Chris Lester's "Metamor City" podcasts are great fun and engaging. The podcasts are well done with multiple voices. Characters are believable. Plots maintain interest. There are some interesting themes. Exploring what would happen if there were telepaths and they feel / are under threat - how would they deal with the threat? - what would the unintended consequences of decision made? I eagerly await further episodes.

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