Part 1: Okal Rel Saga
The Courtesan Princeaka Second Contact


By  Lynda Williams

Yukari Yamamoto  (Illustrator)​​

From two cultures that should never meet, come four people who do ...


Come fly with us ...

in the Okal Rel Universe and the fiction experience 

About  Reality Skimming

We invite you to explore the Okal Rel Universe and the on-going expression of the creative forces behind it -- as a reader, a fan or a contributor.


Creative History


  • The Okal Rel Universe (ORU) was founded in a 10-novel science fiction series by author Lynda Williams, published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing of Calgary between 2000 and 2015. Lynda bought her rights back so she could continue to explore what the fiction experience has meant to her and others over the years.

  • In the 2010s, both professional authors and talented readers inspired by the settings of the ORU created new stories collected in anthologies call on Opus 1, Opus 2, etc. Some even wrote novellas, or created characters that appeared in the last few books in the main series. And, in fact, the ORU was a shared universe spawning stories even before it was published as the saga. We seek to re-kindle the spirit of its origins and explore the meaning of fiction in our lives.


The current incarnation of Reality Skimming Press:

  • Sells digital works and swag

  • Makes some works simultaneously available for free on our blog and other platforms.

  • Experiments with creative models to expand the universe.

  • Explores community 


Support us by buying or just enjoy.  For how to take part, see contact page or blog posts in the category relskim engagement.

Ack Rel.


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About our blog articles in 2021

  • Story = fiction set in ORU

  • Story notes = about the story

  • Meta = about story making

  • Relskim = random encounters

  • CW = creative history

  • Elsewhere = ??

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