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

Erica Kelly posted an event
Thumbnail

New York City Master Chorale presents "American A Cappella for Florence" at St. Anthony of Padua Church

June 22, 2017 from 8pm to 9:30pm
Join the New York City Master Chorale as they present a cappella choral works by American composers before we leave on our tour to Florence, Italy!This delightful concert will feature favorite classics by Alice Parker, Stephen Paulus, Moses Hogan, Randall Thompson and Eric Whitacre, new works by Julia Barry, and Joseph Turrin and more!"At a time when we feel our values are being challenged, we have music to unite us." says Artistic Director Thea Kano. "The American composers represented in this…See More
2 hours ago
Caroline Knaggs posted an event
Thumbnail

Australian Premiere TOBIAS AND THE ANGEL at Deakin Edge, Federation Square

June 10, 2017 from 8pm to 9:30pm
By Jonathan DoveConducted by Patrick BurnsFeaturing XL Arts and the School of Hard Knocks Absolutely Everybody massed choir. These performances of Tobias and the Angel by Jonathan Dove are given by permission of Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, exclusive agents for Edition Peters of London. “It’s a “community opera” in the very best sense of the word… the sense of communal striving, communal uplift was palpable.” Rodney Milnes | The Times Tickets: Adults $25 / Conc $203 concert ticket is also…See More
Friday
Angela Usobiaga posted events
Thursday
Caroline Knaggs posted a blog post

MEN ALOUD! Melbourne’s most exciting new men’s choir program building positive physical & mental wellbeing for men of all ages

Dr Jonathon Welch AM and the School of Hard Knocks invite you to join MEN ALOUD!Melbourne’s most exciting new men’s choir program building positive physical and mental wellbeing for men of all ages through singing and friendship.Rehearsals 21st May, 28th May and 4th June. Perform @ the Melbourne International Singers…See More
May 14
Angela Usobiaga posted an event
Thumbnail

Taconic Opera: DIE FLEDERMAUS in White Plains! Come and be a part of it! at Music Conservatory of Westchester

June 4, 2017 from 2:30pm to 4pm
After four years of success with audience sing-alongs for sold-out crowds, Taconic Opera returns once again with a debut performance of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus in the same format.  Because this experiment in music and theatre has been so popular, with sold-out sing-alongs of La Fille de Regiment, Lucia, La Traviata and Carmen, audiences will again be given the opportunity to experience it for themselves at the Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY for a…See More
May 12
Philip Bevan posted an event
Thumbnail

Somerset Chamber Choir Concert - Serenade to Music at Wells Cathedral

July 29, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
Serenade to Music – A wide ranging and multi-faceted programme celebrates the power of music in a brilliant sequence of choral and solo vocal works from the C18th and C20th centuries. Some great instrumental works are included too for this Graham Caldbeck’s final concert as the choir’s Musical Director after an extraordinarily successful 27 years. He has chosen works by some of the choir’s favourite composers and others of personal significance to him.Somerset Chamber ChoirSouthern…See More
May 11
Philip Bevan posted an event
Thumbnail

Collegium Singers Concert - Musical Masters of Rome at Church of St Peter & St Paul

June 24, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Concert by Collegium Singers – Musical Masters of RomeMusic Director – Ian Webb-Taylor Choral concert of sacred and secular works from Rome covering 500 years from Palestrina to Morricone with works by Victoria, Scarlatti, Pitoni and others.Collegium Singers are delighted to be returning to the Church of St Peter & St Paul in North Curry with their Guest Director Ian Webb-Taylor and this programme of music, largely composed in Rome.The concert coincides with the Church’s celebration of its…See More
Apr 25
Gregor Laskowski posted events
Apr 24

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