Reality Skimming

Reality Skimming

Reality Skimming promotes optimistic SF -- stories that inspire us to fight the good fight for another day. Committment to larger projects, the writer's sense of mission, joy of reading, the creative campfire of the SF community and the love of deserving protagonists are celebrated. We believe in heroes and striving to be what we believe in. It is also a news hub for content related to the Okal Rel Saga written by Lynda Williams.

10Mar/14Off

Books at Books & Co. in Prince George

ORU books at Books & Co., Prince George

The Okal Rel Universe has inspired many beautiful, curious, fun and touching moments, objects and re-mixes or interpretations over the years. This page celebrates them one by one. Found one that should be here? Tell us about it for the finder's reward of the month. Send your discovery to lynda@okalrel.org

This shot of Okal Rel titles at Books and Company in P.G. was sent to Lynda by Angela Lott on Feb 8, 2014. Lovely to see the home town book store still has some on display. And in such good company.

ORU books at Books & Co., Prince George

3Mar/14Off

Unholy Science Complete

Lynda's life achievement post on facebook.

The Okal Rel Universe has inspired many beautiful, curious, fun and touching moments, objects and re-mixes or interpretations over the years. This page celebrates them one by one. Found one that should be here? Tell us about it for the finder's reward of the month. Send your discovery to lynda@okalrel.org

On Oct 6, 2013, Lynda finished the first draft of the epilogue for Part 10: Unholy Science, the last book in the Okal Rel Saga. Begun in her late childhood, the saga evolved over decades of shared imagining with friends to be published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy starting with Part 1: The Courtesan Prince, in 2005. Lynda celebrated by starting to re-read the 2nd half of the book, aloud, to husband David Lott to tackle bugs before passing it on to Edge editor Richard Janzen.

The artifact, below, is composed from Lynda's life achievement post on facebook.

24Feb/14Off

LOGO for Reality Skimming Press

Reality Skimming Press Logo

The Okal Rel Universe has inspired many beautiful, curious, fun and touching moments, objects and re-mixes or interpretations over the years. This page celebrates them one by one. Found one that should be here? Tell us about it for the finder's reward of the month. Send your discovery to lynda@okalrel.org

In September 2013, David K. Juniper created this dynamic logo for Reality Skimming press swag and promo. Lynda had asked for something that represented heroic, optimistic, saga-big story telling.

Logo

Here's how David K. Juniper explained the concept.

"We wanted to create something heroic and daring that encompassed major elements from the Okal Rel saga. So, we went with a rapier pointing upwards towards the sky with a rel ship skimming around the blade ( we are seeing some serious skim'facs here)." - David K. Juniper

17Feb/14Off

THE REAL PRIVACY PROBLEM

Arbiter Administration

The Okal Rel Universe has inspired many beautiful, curious, fun and touching moments, objects and re-mixes or interpretations over the years. This page celebrates them one by one. Found one that should be here? Tell us about it for the finder's reward of the month. Send your discovery to lynda@okalrel.org

Commentary by Matthew Graybosch on a real world phenomenon that reminds him of arbiters on Rire.

Arbiter Administration

References:

MIT Tech Review: http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/520426/the-real-privacy-problem/

Matthew's response: http://www.matthewgraybosch.com/blog/2013/12/16/the-real-privacy-problem/

10Feb/14Off

Why Reality Skimming Press?

Why Reality Skimming Press?

The Okal Rel Universe has inspired many beautiful, curious, fun and touching moments, objects and re-mixes or interpretations over the years. This page celebrates them one by one. Found one that should be here? Tell us about it for the finder's reward of the month. Send your discovery to lynda@okalrel.org

In September 2013, Lynda asked the Reality Skimming Page for help in formulating a mission statement for Reality Skimming Press. (ETA for this mission statement is still Feb 2014.) Stephanie Ann Johanson's response, below, resonated with her own feelings. Sure, it's always great to reach a wider audience and gain respect for one's mission. But that's the icing. This feels a lot more like the "cake".

Why Reality Skimming Press?

9Nov/13Off

The first Reality Skimming Press book

The Okal Rel Universe has inspired many beautiful, curious, fun and touching moments, objects and re-mixes or interpretations over the years. This page celebrates them one by one. Found one that should be here? Tell us about it for the finder's reward of the month. Send your discovery to lynda@okalrel.org

Shepherds of Sparrows is the first book to be published under the Reality Skimming Press imprint of Okal Rel Universe. Here it is on Amazon.com

Shepherds of Sparrows for sale on Amazon