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.

5Sep/12Off

Righteous Anger: Dolores Storness-Bliss Sep 2012

Re-reading Okal Rel: Capturing people in the act of discovering another world.

Part 2: Righteous Anger by Lynda Williams introduces Horth Nersal, who is to play a lead role in the Okal Rel Saga, a 10 novel series published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, as well as feature in short stories and novellas by author Craig Bowlsby.
Dolores Storness-Bliss is Reading Part 2: Righteous Anger, Okal Rel Saga

Dolores Storness-Bliss is Reading Part 2: Righteous Anger, Okal Rel Saga

Dolores Storness-Bliss, of Nature's Garden cafe at SFU where Lynda gets her morning coffee, is up to the place in Part 2: Righteous Anger where Horth fights a female relsha in Den Eva's over Branst's "honor" where women are concerned. Specifically, whether Tessitatt is letting him be monopolized by her. Yah gotta know the Vrellish to "get" the issue. Dolores says it isn't easy "getting" the strangeness of the Okal Rel Unvierse but she's having fun trying. Although I think it was the reality skimming stuff she found tough, not necessarily Vrellish politics. 🙂
18Jun/12Off

Courtesan Prince: Chapter 5 Summary

Re-reading Okal Rel: A series of chronological summaries of chapters of the Okal Rel Saga, written by friends and fans.

The Courtesan PrinceThe Courtesan Prince by Lynda Williams is Part One of the Okal Rel Saga, a 10 novel series published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing.

When Earth’s first attempt to conquer the far reaches of space was thwarted by the failure of a faster than light transportation system, the first colonists were abandoned.

Subsequent colonizations were successful but ideological differences in cloning caused renegade scientists to sever their contact with Earth and establish their own unique world. Now, thousands of years in the future, the scattered descendents of humanity have evolved into two distinct planetary societies: the Reetions of Rire, who rely on advanced computer technology to regulate every aspect of their lives, and the genetically superior and honor bound Sevolites, of Gelion.

With one conflict already behind them, these two cultures are once again on the brink of war. But one last desperate mission is launched and somewhere within a dark region of space, Reetions and Sevolites find themselves torn between their own alliances and the inexplicable desire that constantly draws them closer together.

Chapter 5 summarizer John Preet co-edited Opus 2 with Lynda and has contributed to Writer's Craft on the Clarion Blog. He lives and writes in Calgary, AB.

SPOILER ALERT!
The following summary contains spoilers for Part One of the Okal Rel Saga: The Courtesan Prince. Continue reading with this in mind...

11Jun/12Off

Courtesan Prince: Chapter 4 Summary

Re-reading Okal Rel: A series of chronological summaries of chapters of the Okal Rel Saga, written by friends and fans.

The Courtesan PrinceThe Courtesan Prince by Lynda Williams is Part One of the Okal Rel Saga, a 10 novel series published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing.

When Earth’s first attempt to conquer the far reaches of space was thwarted by the failure of a faster than light transportation system, the first colonists were abandoned.

Subsequent colonizations were successful but ideological differences in cloning caused renegade scientists to sever their contact with Earth and establish their own unique world. Now, thousands of years in the future, the scattered descendents of humanity have evolved into two distinct planetary societies: the Reetions of Rire, who rely on advanced computer technology to regulate every aspect of their lives, and the genetically superior and honor bound Sevolites, of Gelion.

With one conflict already behind them, these two cultures are once again on the brink of war. But one last desperate mission is launched and somewhere within a dark region of space, Reetions and Sevolites find themselves torn between their own alliances and the inexplicable desire that constantly draws them closer together.

Chapter 4 summarizer Elizabeth Woods holds a Master's Degree in Education from UNBC and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Central College, Iowa. She has been a teacher of English and Creative Writing with School District No. 57 for 25 years and counting. She has contributed three Minerva stories to the Okal Rel Legacy series. Working with Lynda Williams has been a gift of friendship, motivation, and continuing encouragement to keep writing.

SPOILER ALERT!
The following summary contains spoilers for Part One of the Okal Rel Saga: The Courtesan Prince. Continue reading with this in mind...

4Jun/12Off

Courtesan Prince: Chapter 3 Summary

Re-reading Okal Rel: A series of chronological summaries of chapters of the Okal Rel Saga, written by friends and fans.

The Courtesan PrinceThe Courtesan Prince by Lynda Williams is Part One of the Okal Rel Saga, a 10 novel series published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing.

When Earth’s first attempt to conquer the far reaches of space was thwarted by the failure of a faster than light transportation system, the first colonists were abandoned.

Subsequent colonizations were successful but ideological differences in cloning caused renegade scientists to sever their contact with Earth and establish their own unique world. Now, thousands of years in the future, the scattered descendents of humanity have evolved into two distinct planetary societies: the Reetions of Rire, who rely on advanced computer technology to regulate every aspect of their lives, and the genetically superior and honor bound Sevolites, of Gelion.

With one conflict already behind them, these two cultures are once again on the brink of war. But one last desperate mission is launched and somewhere within a dark region of space, Reetions and Sevolites find themselves torn between their own alliances and the inexplicable desire that constantly draws them closer together.

Chapter 3 summarizer Angela Lott is the daughter of Lynda Williams, author of the Okal Rel Saga. She is a prolific vlogger (video blogger) and can be found on her YouTube channel, OkalRelsDaughter. She has been very involved in getting the Okal Rel Universe into multiple mediums, including recording a reading of Lynda's Okal Rel Legacy Novella, The Lorel Experiment.

SPOILER ALERT!
The following summary contains spoilers for Part One of the Okal Rel Saga: The Courtesan Prince. Continue reading with this in mind...

28May/12Off

Courtesan Prince: Chapter 2 Summary

Re-reading Okal Rel: A series of chronological summaries of chapters of the Okal Rel Saga, written by friends and fans.

The Courtesan PrinceThe Courtesan Prince by Lynda Williams is Part One of the Okal Rel Saga, a 10 novel series published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing.

When Earth’s first attempt to conquer the far reaches of space was thwarted by the failure of a faster than light transportation system, the first colonists were abandoned.

Subsequent colonizations were successful but ideological differences in cloning caused renegade scientists to sever their contact with Earth and establish their own unique world. Now, thousands of years in the future, the scattered descendents of humanity have evolved into two distinct planetary societies: the Reetions of Rire, who rely on advanced computer technology to regulate every aspect of their lives, and the genetically superior and honor bound Sevolites, of Gelion.

With one conflict already behind them, these two cultures are once again on the brink of war. But one last desperate mission is launched and somewhere within a dark region of space, Reetions and Sevolites find themselves torn between their own alliances and the inexplicable desire that constantly draws them closer together.

Chapter 2 summarizer Michelle Milburn is a graduate of the UNBC/Emily Carr fine arts program who has done cover art for Okal Rel Legacies titles and will be doing saga titles for the remaining books in the main series starting with Part 7: Healer's Sword. Along with Lynda Williams, she is co-editor of Reality Skimming.

SPOILER ALERT!
The following summary contains spoilers for Part One of the Okal Rel Saga: The Courtesan Prince. Continue reading with this in mind...

21May/12Off

Courtesan Prince: Chapter 1 Summary

Re-reading Okal Rel: A series of chronological summaries of chapters of the Okal Rel Saga, written by friends and fans.

The Courtesan PrinceThe Courtesan Prince by Lynda Williams is Part One of the Okal Rel Saga, a 10 novel series published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing.

When Earth’s first attempt to conquer the far reaches of space was thwarted by the failure of a faster than light transportation system, the first colonists were abandoned.

Subsequent colonizations were successful but ideological differences in cloning caused renegade scientists to sever their contact with Earth and establish their own unique world. Now, thousands of years in the future, the scattered descendents of humanity have evolved into two distinct planetary societies: the Reetions of Rire, who rely on advanced computer technology to regulate every aspect of their lives, and the genetically superior and honor bound Sevolites, of Gelion.

With one conflict already behind them, these two cultures are once again on the brink of war. But one last desperate mission is launched and somewhere within a dark region of space, Reetions and Sevolites find themselves torn between their own alliances and the inexplicable desire that constantly draws them closer together.

Chapter 1 summarizer Nina Munteanu is the author of five novels and short stories, translated into several languages throughout the world. Her latest book Outer Diverse, the first book of her Splintered Universe Trilogy, will be released October 2011 by Starfire World Syndicate. Nina teaches writing online through her website NinaMunteanu.com and conducts workshops throughout North America. Her fiction writing guide The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now! (Starfire World Syndicate) is used in several North American universities and schools and will be published in Romanian by Editura Paralela 45 this fall.

SPOILER ALERT!
The following summary contains spoilers for Part One of the Okal Rel Saga: The Courtesan Prince. Continue reading with this in mind...

   
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