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 awaits him should his bid for the Chancellery of the
Ovelian Federation turn out to be successful.
« At a relatively young age, an excessively busy working life had brought
the tall blond man the financial independence he had been seeking. But socially
things had been more difficult, and indeed never truly rewar (...)
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
In this instalment, we meet the other two key
figures of the Coalition of Progressives, namely, Laura-Sylvia Bauer, head of
the Greens, and Edward Rogers, chief of the Liberals, who collaborate with Jake
Harvey in order to remove the Conservatives at the helm of the Global
« The Liberal mused that the public opinion had been rather cruel towards
his troops since the launch of the campaign. The p (...)
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
reflection, mulling over past, present, and future.
« The veteran Conservative had never really planned to spend the majority
of his lifetime in the political arena, nor had he envisaged being a member of
the Global Government for eight consecutive mandates. And he surely never had
dreamt of becoming the first Ovelian to be e (...)
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.
« The wise elder had understood a long time ago that, for the sake of being
at peace with herself and her universe, to retain her sanity and preserve her
integrity, it was essential for her to admit and own her supernatural gifts, as
others were calling her prescience. Despite the ensuing ostracization, and the
hurtful insinuat (...)
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
« The star candidate mused that if the political crusade was very
demanding, his motivations were very strong. Possibly for the first time in over
forty years, there was a real chance of removing the almighty Conservative Party
from office and actually changing the Global Government. The last time any other
formation had been in charge of the Federati (...)