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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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    • 4.9 • 19 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 261 – Making the Cut, Ch 2

    TRATWD 261 – Making the Cut, Ch 2

    Daniel faces his exit examination with the Metamor Hive.















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    • 26 min
    TRATWD 260 – Making the Cut, Ch 1

    TRATWD 260 – Making the Cut, Ch 1

    At Westfall Academy, a group of young telepaths prepare for their future in the Psi Collective.















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    • 35 min
    TRATWD 259 – Making the Cut, Author’s Note & Prologue

    TRATWD 259 – Making the Cut, Author’s Note & Prologue

    Introducing the all-new solo read of the Fourth Edition of MAKING THE CUT! This week’s episode includes a new Author’s Note and the Prologue.















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







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    • 24 min
    TRATWD 258 – Homecoming, Ch 32 (END)

    TRATWD 258 – Homecoming, Ch 32 (END)

    John gets answers to some lingering questions—and reports back to Mistress Jasmine.















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







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    • 34 min
    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?















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







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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.















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







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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

teacher that drives ,

Bing listening

I drive long hours on the weekends and this is my go to. I am so happy I found this pod cast as it has made those drives amazing. This is one of my favourite pod casts!

Duff_260 ,

At once solace and inspiration.

From high school to my graduate studies now, this podcast has been a high favourite.
I have to express my gratitude Chris. Your empathy with the questions and tribulations that people face when finding themselves shines through your writing. You remind us to find strength in altruism and human connection.
Not to mention the crazy fun adventure of your story plots!
Thank you.
Should have thanked you earlier.
- signed, an independent young Canadian woman

Onybook ,

Great listen

I’ve been listening to this podcast for a while. I love all the different stories. I recommend it.

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