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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
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Monday, March 22, 2010
Part 2: Righteous Anger appears on the "Outer Limits" page of the Vancouver Public Library, a list of "Contemporary works of science fiction created by the Popular Reading Library." Way to go Horth. :-)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Lynda and Krysia speak at Creative Writing Class
Krysia Anderson, author of Misfit Leaves Home, forthcoming from the Okal Rel Legacies series in the summer of 2010, answers questions from creative writing students in Dr. Dee Horne's class, March 11, at the University of Northern B.C. Krysia teamed up with Lynda Williams for a one hour presentation on the Okal Rel Universe. Her novella features a half-Vrellish/half-Demish character named Victoria who first appeared in the Opus 2 anthology in a story called "Ladylike".
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Intro to chapter of Healer's Sword
Wrote up the synopsis of Healer's Sword, below, as an intro to a sample chapter I am sending to a travel-grant opportunity, and rather liked it so I thought I'd share it here as a sneak preview to Part 7: Healer's Sword which is awaiting editing by editor Richard Janzen for release no later than 2011. (Next book out is Part 6: Avim's Oath - Aug 2010 from Edge.) I don't include the unedited chapter, below, just the synopsis introducing it.
Synopsis introducing sample chapter
In Part 7: Healer?s Sword, middle-class Ilse Marin gets embroiled in the reforms of military genius Horth Nersal in an attempt to solve her financial problems back home. Against her better judgment, since Horth is not only her social superior by birth rank but belongs to an incompatible sub-species of human with respect to male/female behavior, Ilse falls for him very hard in a lustful sort of way that she has never expected to experience. Sevolites, like Horth and Ilse, are bio-engineered humans designed for the faster-than-light mode of travel called reality skimming which is too taxing for most ordinary humans (a.k.a. commoners). However, the bio-engineering took place on Earth a thousand years ago. Sevolites have since rejected their origins to evolve a neo-feudal culture with two distinct sub-species: the Demish, like Ilse, who believe in treating men and women differently; and the Vrellish, like Horth, who are all male in terms of their behavior from the Demish standpoint. Both the Demish and the Vrellish are leery of bio-sciences due to bad past experiences with a third kind of Sevolite called Lorels, but Horth?s friend Erien is trying to revive bio-science which is where Ilse got her training from a medic Erien employs named Mira. In the excerpt below we see Ilse doing a work stint on one of Horth?s battlewheels ? a kind of flying space-station shaped like a torus that acts as an carrier for spherical rel-fighters. But in this scene the pilots, or relsha, haven?t been fighting other Sevolites. Instead, they?ve been doing the necessary but menial work of sweeping space lanes free of dust using their skim-intrusion fields. Reality skimming requires hard vacuum to be safe.
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Reading Throne Price
Always pleased to hear about a new reader about to embark on the ORU adventure ...
Labels: David Juniper
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Mel created an iThemes video of ORU character profiles.
Mel's iThemes ORU character profiles on PhotoBucket.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Amel in spell checker ...
Okal Rel Legacies author Krysia Anderson, who is working on a novella about half-Vrellish Demish-raised Victoria of Princess Reach, reports the following amusing fact, by texting ...
"Amel in spell checker. Suggestions: camels, males, axels
Lovely BD Card from Elizabeth
It was my birthday yesterday and it was pretty special. Flowers delivered to my place of work by my husband, David Lott; a fabulous (they are pretty damn cool) kindle reader from my sister Holly Williams; enthusing with Krysia Anderson about her first draft novella for the Okal Rel Legacies series; a warm family weekend; greetings from friends on facebook and some cool digital greeting cards from friends, including the one shown as a screenshot above, sent by friend and fellow writer Elizabeth Woods.
Labels: Elizabeth Woods