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.

26Feb/14Off

Feb 26, 2014 Okal Rel Quote

Feb 26, 2014 - Okal Rel Quote

Okal Rel science fiction books - take some of the bad guys with you

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 Part 10: Unholy Science by Lynda Williams.

Flying spike to a larger group of nobleborns meant improvising strategy instead of acting as hand-leader. Even taking cues from nobleborns that relied on knowing the nobleborns concerned and trusting their judgement. The Nesaks, whose discipline was military, just couldn't figure out how the Vrellish made the shakeup a game played among friends. Idiosyncratic. And intimate.

But Vras was running out of friends, now. And he'd lost his other half. His twin sister.

Don't mope! Take some okal'a'ni monsters with you on the way out! Sert yelled in his mind from the Watching Dead.

Feb 26, 2014 - Okal Rel Quote

Feb 26, 2014 - Okal Rel Quote. Vras struggles to fight on suffering grief for his twin sister.

Commentary

Vras struggles to fight on suffering grief for his twin sister.

12Jan/14Off

Jan 12, 2014 – Okal Rel Quote

Jan 12, 2014 - Okal Rel Quote
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 Far Arena by Lynda Williams.

"How would you prevent me going on if I decide to?" asked Eler.

The Reetion had to think about it. "No pilot gets into a ship, to start, unless he's been cleared by his handlers, including a fresh psychological assessment with respect to predictors of moral behaviour, and, of course, he has to have the skills required."

"The pilot must be competent and honorable," Eler agreed approvingly. "I assure you I quality."

Eler boosted to half a skim factor.

Jan 12, 2014 - Okal Rel Quote

Jan 12, 2014 - Okal Rel Quote

Commentary

Arm Commander Eler Nersal isn't about to take orders from Reetion traffic control when he decides to drop in on Rire to find out how brother Horth is making out.

25Feb/13Off

ORU Artifact #32 – Snapshot Gallery

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

A Snapshot

Lynda Page Collage 2013

Snapshot of some of the pictures from the gallery of the "Lynda Williams" facebook page, taken just before the page was shut down in Jan 2013.

People signed up were re-directed to Reality Skimming's facebook page http://facebook.com/relskim if they weren't already signed up.

Thirty people had liked "Lynda Williams". But the new, more interactive and blog-entangled facebook presence for the ORU is solidly the Reality Skimming blog. Share your ORU art, at will, on http://okalrel.org/relskim

Images were downloaded before "Lynda Williams" was deleted as a facebook page, and some will feature as future ORU artifacts.

18Feb/13Off

ORU Artifact #31- A Discussion on LinkedIn

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

A Question to LinkedIn by Lynda Williams

Moral Responsibility

Lynda posed a question to the LinkedIn discussion group on Science Fiction late in 2012. Here's a snapshot of response to the topic from Jan 4, 2013.

The topic: Does fiction have any moral responsibility to readers and society at large? Responders may be invited to contribute to "Ethics in SF" on Reality Skimming.

21Jan/13Off

ORU Artifact #27 – ‘Tis the Season

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

Okal Rel Dressed for the Holidays

Christmas Header 2012

In fall of 2012, web developer David Juniper rennovated the Okal Rel website and associated blog, Reality Skimming. He also dressed up the banner with a Christmas bow and later with fireworks for the New Year. An auspitious beginning for the year Lynda Williams finishes the ten-novel Okal Rel Saga! And the "story" stream on Reality Skimming opens a third outlet for fiction set in the Okal Rel Universe.

New Year's Header 2013
15Oct/12Off

ORU Artifact #14: Ad for Blog Admin in SFU Peak

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

Early in October 2012, Lynda advertized in the SFU student newspaper, the Peak, for a blog admin to help with Reality Skimming.

Ad in SFU Peak Oct 2012

Ad in SFU Peak Oct 2012

This attractive ad was put together by The Peak's Larry van Kampen using art by Michelle Milburn.