The Singer Link

Network with Singers Around the Globe!

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 10 : South Side Of The Sky



Chapter 10 : South Side Of The Sky

The tenth episode of the Threshold Bookcast focuses on Jake Harvey, the popular leader of the New Light Party.

At the start of the chapter, the rookie politician is enjoying a stargazing break on the observation deck of the space station his team and him are visiting.

« But life as an overly busy developing businessman had barely afforded him the leisure for socialization and entertainment, unless the activities served some work-related objective or another. As a somewhat less overly busy front running candidate, it was part of his duty to engage with people everyday and visit the far reaches of the Federation. And although he still had difficulty with the tedious travelling, he had recognized the value of savouring each one of the new spectacles offering themselves to his pale green eyes. Whether he were witnessing the often desolate landscapes of the sadly disfigured Ovel, or the lofty spacescapes which he had been awed to watch ever since the Progressive Parties had begun their tour of the stations, he would at least attempt to receive the beauty they conveyed. He had always thought he had seen stars in his youth, growing up in a remote farming community, away from the glitter and the greyness of the megapolises, yet this was nothing compared to the vista he was presently revelling in from one of the observation decks of Harmonia Eleven. The earnest and pragmatic administrator he used to be would not have dared to go sightseeing just prior to such a crucial meeting as the one he was about to attend. The wiser person he now was knew better. And given how off-worlders were generally significantly more respectful than their fellow Ovelians, there really was no reason to deprive himself of the pleasure. »



The pensive man is soon brought back to the reality of his agenda by his personal assistant. We then follow them as they proceed towards what could turn out to be a defining moment of the electoral campaign.

I hope you enjoy « South Side Of The Sky, » this week's instalment of The Threshold Series !




On a background of environmental and financial crises, and religious influences intertwining with political manoeuvres to determine the fate of an overpopulated planet, The Threshold Series chronicles the saga of the Ovelian civilization, a society very similar to our own, as it heads towards one of the most dramatic chain of events of its history.

The first book, « 2206 : Window Onto A New World, » focuses on the end of the year 2206, which culminates on an important federal election that will be impacted by the discovery of an anomaly in the nearby outer space.

Each episode of The Threshold Bookcast consists in a complete chapter of the series, made available for free online reading.

For more details about the series and the bookcast, please see the introduction.

The previous chapters are available here :

Views: 10

Comment

You need to be a member of The Singer Link to add comments!

Join The Singer Link

Latest Activity

Philip Bevan posted an event
Thumbnail

Lea Singers concert - "SpringSwing" at Beechwood Park School

March 4, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
Lea Singers Concert - SpringSwingConductor – Joanna Forbes L’EstrangePianist – Alexander L’EstrangeTrumpet & Flugelhorn – Mark ArmstrongDouble Bass – Johnny Gee Popular swing classics including “Let’s Do It” and “Blue Moon”; Gershwin “I got Rhythm” and “Summertime”, and Alexander L”Estrange “Vive la Velorution” with the choirs of Beechwood Park School singing a newly written Children’s choir part. Join the Lea Singers for Spring Swing, a light-hearted evening of swing and jazz music.  We…See More
Feb 10
Caroline Knaggs updated an event
Thumbnail

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2017 at Federation Square

June 8, 2017 to June 12, 2017
Proudly presented by School of Hard Knocks Dr Jonathon Welch AM, Artistic DirectorMelbourne’s most exciting festival for singers and choirs presents more stunning opportunities to work with some of the world’s finest conductors, composers, arrangers and musicians!EARLY BIRD Registrations are OPEN NOW! Book and pay by 1 April 2017 for our early bird prices Melbourne International Singers Festival is thrilled to announce that Richard Gill AO, will be our Guest Conductor for 2017, leading the…See More
Feb 7
Caroline Knaggs posted a blog post

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2017

Choirs, individual singers, conductors, composers, and anyone who loves to sing, are all welcome to join this fantastic event!! EARLY BIRD Registrations are open now! Book and pay by 1 April 2017 for our early bird prices. Now celebrating its 8th year, the Melbourne International Singers Festival showcases world renowned artists, performers and educators in the magnificent venues in Melbourne's art precinct.We are thrilled to announce that our guest conductor this year is one of Australia's…See More
Feb 7
Franck Pellé-Rolland posted an event

Ensemble Vocal Le Chant des Oyseaux concert at Chapelle de l'Institution des Chartreux

January 15, 2017 from 4pm to 5:15pm
Sacred Renaissance music performed by Ensemble Vocal Le Chant des Oyseaux (Franck Pellé-Rolland, musical director) : Victoria, Palestrina, Tallis. See More
Dec 8, 2016
Erica Kelly posted an event
Thumbnail

New York City Master Chorale Auditions - By Appointment at Turtle Bay Music School

January 4, 2017 all day
The New York City Master Chorale, a 75-member classical chorus, is holding open auditions for singers with significant choral experience and strong sight-reading skills. Auditions for the spring 2016 season will be held on January 4 and 11 by appointment. Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings in Manhattan at the Turtle Bay Music School.This spring season includes an April concert featuring Rachmaninof Vespers and a summer tour to Florence featuring American A Cappella music. In addition, the…See More
Dec 1, 2016
Box Office posted events
Nov 29, 2016
World Peace Choral Festival posted an event
Thumbnail

The 8th World Peace Choral Festival at Vienna, Austria

July 26, 2017 to July 29, 2017
the 8th World Peace Choral Festival in Vienna from 26th to 29th July 2017 is open for application.Children choirs as well as enthusiastic adult choirs are welcome to participate at this unique choral event in the capital of music, supported by the Austrian federal government authorities, the city government of Vienna, the famous Vienna Boys Choir, the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna, NGOs, enterprises and a series of personalities.Coming together to sing, singing for a better future!The…See More
Nov 23, 2016
Caroline Knaggs updated an event
Thumbnail

Hand In Hand - a celebration of the true spirit of Christmas! at Melbourne Town Hall

December 10, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm
Presented by the School of Hard KnocksJoin us as we celebrate Christmas 2016 with a concert of inspiring and uplifting gospel, opera and popular classics that celebrate courage, joy and love! Hand In Hand will feature two of Australia’s great legends of opera – Liane Keegan, contralto, and John Bolton Wood AM, baritone, together with members of XL ARTS, the Hallelujah Gospel Chorus conducted by Dr Kathleen McGuire, THECHO!R and the massed ‘Absolutely Everybody’ choirs under the direction of Dr…See More
Nov 15, 2016

Notes

Conan Features a Choir on His Show

Conan features the Scala and Kolacny Brothers choir on his TV show.

 

What's next? Are we getting some culture on TV?

 





The all female choir performs…

Continue

Created by SingerLink Apr 23, 2011 at 10:43am. Last updated by SingerLink May 1, 2011.

The Christian West and Its Singers

Here's a review of a great new book "The Christian West and Its Singers" by Jeffery Tucker:



Jeffrey remarks:


"So rather than a review, I say to you, this book exists. Perhaps it has opened a new chapter in history of the study of Christian…
Continue

Created by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010 at 9:08pm. Last updated by SingerLink Aug 29, 2010.

Presentation Mini Master Class





Maestro…
Continue

Created by SingerLink Sep 29, 2009 at 7:58am. Last updated by SingerLink Aug 10, 2010.

Working With Singers

Here's a great video on working with singers from I… Continue

Created by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010 at 9:21pm. Last updated by SingerLink Jun 22, 2010.

Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt

Here's a preview of an new book about Joseph Flummerfelt





In Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt: Thoughts on Conducting, Music, and Musicians, Donald Nally presents a window into the mind and heart of one of America's most celebrated and distinguished choral…
Continue

Created by SingerLink Jun 2, 2010 at 6:55am. Last updated by SingerLink Jun 2, 2010.

Great Offers

 


Stories from
Great Leaders

Events

© 2017   Created by SingerLink.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service