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.

22Oct/12Off

ORU Artifact #15: Mekan’stan Episode 8 on Youtube

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

Brianna Thomas (artist) and Jennifer Lott (adaption and voice) have been serializing Lynda Williams' novella Mekan'stan on youtube. The latest installment, released in Oct 2012, is number 8, where fighting breaks out in a burning dock.

Mekan'stan tells the story of how Ann comes to term with discovering Amel is also sleeping with Perry D'Aur. It was written, in part, to explain the Vrellish concept of mekan'stan. The story takes place during Amel's envoy period, between books 3 and 4 of the main saga.

13Aug/12Off

ORU Artifact #5: Climax of Mekan’stan

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

Brianna Thomas is the illustrator for the digital story version of Mekan'stan on youtube. Jennifer Lott adapted the text and read the pieces. Below, are a couple of still from the forth-coming episode at the finale of the story where Maverick and Ann rescue Amel from okal'a'ni marketeer, Snake. And we get a taste of why the space-faring culture of the Sevolite empire prefers swords to total warfare and is merciless toward the okal'a'ni who threaten habitat.

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Ann in her Reetion suit kicking Snake

Ann in her Reetion suit kicking Snake

Ann looks down on the chaos - Mekan'stan, Okal Rel Universe

Ann looks down on the chaos

23Jul/12Off

ORU Artifact #2: Michelle Milburn Art Book p 1-2

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

Michelle Milburn created the layouts for the first Okal Rel Universe art book for use at Chicon 7 in 2012. The art book was made possible by ORU patron Kathy Plett. David Lott is facilitating its production, and it will taken to Chicon 7 by Angela and Tegan Lott. The ORU is grateful to Bobbie DuFault for the invite to Chicon 7.

ORU Art Book by Michelle Milburn - page 1-2

Chicon 7 ORU Art Book by Michelle Milburn - page 1-2

Page 1-2 of the first ORU art book. Character is Kath in novella Kath, holding baby Vondar. Origin: a page of print art book made possible by Kathy Plett and put together by Michelle Milburn, featuring the work of Michelle Milburn, Richard Bartrop, Brianna Thomas and Yukari Yamamoto.