April 29, 2014 - Okal Rel Quote
April 29, 2014 - Okal Rel Quotes
Okal Rel science fiction books - Ranar and Di Mon work on their relationship
Writer-daughter Jennifer Lott's 2013 Xmas gift to Lynda Williams was an Okal Rel quote of the day stack for 2014, featuring intriguing snapshots of the ORU adventure from all titles in the series: Saga, Legacies and online.
From saga novel Courtesan Prince by Lynda Williams.
"Will it always be like this?" Ranar asked. "Furtive and frightening? Disguising our love with lies?"
"No," Di Mon assured him, "sometimes it will be worse."
Feb 23, 2014 - Okal Rel Quote. Di Mon warns Ranar their relationship will always be a struggle.
Despite his terror of discovery, Di Mon embraces his homosexual bond with Ranar at the end of Part 1: The Courtesan Prince. But Ranar is slowly grasping things will never be what he'd consider normal between them, either.
Shepherds of Sparrows by Hal Friesen was published by Reality Skimming Press in Nov 2013. Illustration, below, by Debbie Ha. Article by Hal Friesen. Reality Skimming is celebrating with a series of articles about the book, each illustrated by an artist. Multiple artists will be participating.
By Hal Friesen
The distinctions between who's right, who's wrong—and especially who can be trusted—get increasingly blurred as Shepherds of Sparrows reaches its climax. What seems to be a straightforward matter of us versus them becomes a multi-faceted struggle for power, and even when Nestor thinks he's got a handle on things, however tenuous, the situation spirals out of control once more.
In this illustration by Debbie Ha, we see Nestor encounter a deadly surprise after putting himself in mortal danger. The trap is sprung and enemies surround him.
Find out what happens next, and whether or not Nestor needs Admiral Ackbar's help – in Shepherds of Sparrows - now available on amazon.com!
Its a trap!
August 11, 2013
N E W S
Brian Hades and Lynda Williams are pleased to announce the formation of a new and independent publishing venture ...
Reality Skimming Press
With Lynda's 10-novel Okal Rel Saga nearly completed, Lynda Williams decided it was time to pursue a new dream: publishing others who share her love of heroes.
"Optimistic SF is what I like," she explained her vision. "Stories that confront the work of being human with a will to find meaning in the struggle."
Her own work has been characterized as space opera because of the emphasis on the lives, loves and decisions of the characters. "Amel, Horth, Vretla and the rest of the cast are what it's about," she said. "I like to think of it as modem epic: the story of heroes confronting big challenges." Those stories play out against a background of socially and biologically constructed questions of sexual identity, status struggles among human and post-human sub-groups, and questions like the ethics of modifying personality through medical intervention.
Although writing has been a life-long preoccupation for Williams, leadership has run a close second. For example, she launched one of Canada's first public internet organizations in the 1990s as president of the Prince George FreeNet and a member of Telecommunities Canada.
"And I've always been interested in publishing," said Williams. "I managed an academic press in the mid-2000s (UNBC Press), produced an online literary journal for ten years (Reflections on Water) and have been running the Reality Skimming Blog, in its current form, since 2010."
Reality Skimming Press will start by taking over the Okal Rel Saga and Okal Rel Legacies series from EDGE during a planned period of mentorship and transition of up to twelve months. "Then, once the infrastructure is in place, we'll start to branch out into other titles."
Anyone interested in getting to know the Reality Skimming mission, in the meantime, is welcome to visit the facebook page at http://facebook.com/relskim or read the blog at http://okalrel.org