Opus 6 (An Okal Rel Universe Legacy Anthology)
Contributors to Opus 6 were tasked with portraying failure, but not necessarily in a bad way. After all, the inspiration for the topic was Amel's multiple failures in Avim's Oath, Part 6 of the Okal Rel Saga, and Amel comes out ahead in the end. One suggestion to sum up the theme was "fail better".
Paula Johanson took on the job of editor. Author Randy McCharles looked at planned failure in a story set during Erien's childhood on Rire. In Passion Past, Elizabeth Woods tackles a miscarriage of romance. The story by M. Alexis Pakulak deals with a grim situation from a time when Lorels were earning their bad reputation with the rest of Sevildom, while Angela Lott takes a humorous perspective on Perry D Aur's failure to cope with her little granddaughter who is -- after all -- Alivda. So it s hardly Perry's fault.
Opus 6 includes stories by:
- Seek and Hide by Randy McCharles
- Passion Passed by Elizabeth Woods
- Dresu Bondage by M. Alexis Pakulak
- Acquiring Alivda by Angela Lott
Dive in, enjoy, and remember there s more than one way to bomb the next time you need to fail better.
About the editors:
Lynda Williams teaches computer literacy at the University of Northern BC and holds an M.L.S. from the University of Toronto and a M.Sc. from McMaster. She was born in Prince George, British Columbia and graduated from the University of Victoria with an emphasis in Chemistry and Creative Writing. She currently lives in British Columbia, Canada.
Lyndaís ten book series set in the Okal Rel Universe is published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy. Recurring themes of the series center around culture conflict and the moral and social impacts of radical changes in technology, including re-written rules of gender relations as a consequence of bio-engineering. [MORE]
For twenty years, Paula Johanson has worked as a writer and editor, mostly of short nonfiction books and articles. Her recent titles include World Poetry: Evidence of Life and Lady Gaga: A Biography. Currently she is busy completing a Masterís degree in Canadian Literature and kayaking with friends. [MORE]
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