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The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 18 : Lightning Strikes





Chapter 18 : Lightning Strikes



Richard Ramsay is the star of the eighteenth episode of The Threshold Series, the concluding chapter of « 2206 : Window Onto A New World. »



We find the veteran politician staring outwards from a window of the sky lounge of his private yacht, musing about the weather, while on a visit…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 22, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 17 : Where Will You Be





Chapter 17 : Where Will You Be



The central character of this week's instalment of The Threshold Series is Rahu Lüli, the young cenobite from Kõrgus.



At the beginning of the chapter, the teenager is getting ready to leave the monastery, and he ponders the events that have led him to believe that he has found the…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 15, 2012 at 5:51pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 16 : The Solid Time Of Change





Chapter 16 : The Solid Time Of Change



The sixteenth chapter of « 2206 : Window Onto A New World » features the scientific facilities of Veshtar, and revolves around Bernard Sturn.



At the end of an all-nighter, weary of responding to video emails, the famous space engineer takes a break to rest his eyes, and…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 8, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 15 : Tempus Fugit





Chapter 15 : Tempus Fugit



This week's instalment of the Threshold Bookcast takes place in Hasania, the so-called artificial state governed by Omar Malaki.



As the chapter begins, we find Richard Ramsay, the legendary Conservative leader, entertaining himself around the estate of his wealthy hosts, while he waits to…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on June 1, 2012 at 3:26pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 14 : Silent Talking





Chapter 14 : Silent Talking



The fourteenth episode of The Threshold Series focuses on Olivia Romero, the Chief Environmental Adviser of Neo Apollonia.



At the beginning of the chapter, the former activist is walking towards the church of the Community, all the while pondering the circumstances which have led her to…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 25, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 13 : Keys To Ascension





Chapter 13 : Keys To Ascension



Rahu Lüli, the teenage monk from Kõrgus, is once again the central character of the weekly instalment of the Threshold Bookcast.



This time, we find the novice reminiscing as he explores unknown territory uphill, following a hunch that has occurred to him prior to the morning…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 18, 2012 at 5:16pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 12 : No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed





Chapter 12 : No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed



The twelfth chapter of « 2206 : Window Onto A New World » features Aaren Mayr, the Treasurer of the Alliance of Sovereign Nations.



Flying back to Milagenia, the secessionist reflects on how his official functions have increased the frequency of his…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 11, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 11 : The Preacher The Teacher





Chapter 11 : The Preacher The Teacher



This week's instalment of The Threshold Series revolves around Bernard Sturn and features Veshtar, the almost barren land also known as the radioactive planet.



As the chapter begins, the illustrious physicist is enjoying a cup of green tea in his office, reviewing the events…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on May 5, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments

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.…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 27, 2012 at 5:32pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 9 : Careful With That Axe, Eugene





Chapter 9 : Careful With That Axe, Eugene





Richard Ramsay, the Federal Chancellor of Ovel, is once again the central character of the weekly instalment of The Threshold Series.



At the beginning of the chapter, the veteran Conservative is temporarily escaping the pressures…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 21, 2012 at 12:05am — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 8 : Nous Sommes Du Soleil





Chapter 8 : Nous Sommes Du Soleil



This week's episode of the Threshold Bookcast revolves around members of a religious community living in a high-perched monastery located in the highest mountain range on Ovel.



As the narrative begins, two of the cenobites, a novice and his experienced teacher, are climbing up…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 13, 2012 at 5:55pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 7 : Giants Under The Sun





Chapter 7 : Giants Under The Sun



The seventh chapter of The Threshold Series focuses on the Parker-Evanses, a young Neo Apollonian couple, on a weekend visit to Triton Aeolus from their hometown of Neo Delphi.



While Frank Evans is being interviewed, his wife, Celia Parker, enjoys a moment of tranquillity with her…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on April 7, 2012 at 11:49am — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 6 : It Can Happen





Chapter 6 : It Can Happen



In this week's edition of the Threshold Bookcast, we follow Jake Harvey as he visits the illustrious Mistress Aeira for a private consultation.



At the beginning of the episode, the former businessman reminisces some of the events that have lead him to the political arena, and ponders what…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on March 30, 2012 at 4:12pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 5 : Space Oddity





Chapter 5 : Space Oddity



As the title suggests, the fifth chapter of « 2206 : Window Onto A New World » reveals more details of the recently discovered spatial anomaly, the baffling phenomenon that has all of Ovel talking.



In this instalment, we meet the other two key figures of the Coalition of Progressives,…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on March 23, 2012 at 1:38pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 4 : Machine Messiah





Chapter 4 : Machine Messiah



The central character of the fourth instalment of the Threshold Bookcast is none other than the Chancellor of the Ovelian Federation himself, Richard Ramsay.



As we join him in a conference room of the First Cruiser of the Federal Fleet, we find the experienced politician in deep…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on March 16, 2012 at 4:32am — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 3 : Togetherness





Chapter 3 : Togetherness



The third chapter of « 2206 : Window Onto A New World, » revolves around Aeira, a high profile soothsayer, often derided as a celebrity astrologer by her detractors.



As the narrative begins, the prophetess is enjoying post dinner conversations with three of her closest friends.…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on March 11, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Chapter 2 : Going For The One





Chapter 2 : Going For The One



In « Going For The One, » we meet Jake Harvey, one of the key political players of the era, and members of his entourage.



At the beginning of the chapter, the former businessman is settling in his executive suite for a determining weekend in Triton Aeolus.…



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Added by Christopher Stewart on March 1, 2012 at 10:49pm — No Comments

The Threshold Bookcast : Introduction & Chapter I – Homeworld





The Bookcast



I was more than surprised this morning when I googled the terms “bookcast” and “bookcasting.” I had imagined that what I was expecting to see in the results would have been common practice in this day and age, and yet I actually saw very little of what I had in mind. Moreover, I couldn't find entries for the words in Wikipedia, nor in the Wiktionary. In fact, this is the best definition I…

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Added by Christopher Stewart on February 23, 2012 at 11:20pm — No Comments

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