Weekend Reading - Again

Looks like Friday's becoming a somewhat regular slot to pull together stuff from across the Web for you to read. Check out this week's offerings:

New items online now at Mindflights:

Marionettes by Mike Simon - A small group of people try to survive the end of the world. Struggling against the inevitable, each survivor must come to grip with his or her mortality, faith and fear of the unknown as they are plunged into a final crisis that can have but one ending.

The sky is the floor of an ocean - a poem by J. C. Runolfson - Fishers of men.

Now a treat for the horror fans among you - all right, maybe you knew this already, but I didn't! Fear and Trembling is an ezine for Christian horror, brought to you by Double-Edged Publishing. Do check out the stories on offer!

Also in the direction of horror, the publishers of the Relief Journal bring you the second edition of Coach's Midnight Diner. The site has just posted the list of contributors for this upcoming anthology. Looks like a great bunch of authors!


Blogs & Reviews

Our thanks to the Writer to Reader blog, who gave us a nice mention in this post recently. Be sure and check out their other posts for lots of Christian fiction news.

Rebecca LuElla Miller wrote a thoughtful article around the question "How Dark is Too Dark?" regarding the portrayal of evil in Christian fiction.

Terri Main
wrote about the writer's life and the influence of social networking on this hitherto solitary occupation. Click to read: Writing: A Lonely Life - NOT!!!!

Frank Creed posted a review of Forever Richard by Sue Dent over at A Frank Review: "Sue should be proud of having crafted a fun and entertaining read for all levels of readers that is still fully a horror novel." And staying with Sue Dent, Lena Nelson Dooley interviewed Sue about her new release, Forever Richard. In it she mentions the LGG:

And finally, the ShilohWriter blog posted a review of Amy Deardon's upcoming release A Lever Long Enough - "Benjamin Finan heads up a crew of Israeli scientists sent back in time to investigate the resurrection of Christ." Click here to read the full review.


News from Online Worlds...

First up today we have the new-look Underground update - brought to you by Frank Creed and Cynthia MacKinnon of The Writers' Café Press - reborn as an e-zine! Content in this issue includes interviews with Jeremy Robinson and Karina Fabian (which you may have seen already if you are a regular at this blog), new reviews, articles and news items. You'll also find an Archives section with all the news from prior editions.

Spirit Blade Productions is looking for participants in their Christian Sci-Fi podcasts - are you an actor, artist, designer or musician? Maybe you'd like to be involved. Check out the Spirit Blade Operations page here.

Not exactly new, but perhaps new to some of our readers: the Anglican Cathedral in Second Life! Its leader is Reverend Mark Brown of New Zealand, with the blessing of the real life church. To read more see this article about the Cathedral; for Second Life users, click here to visit the Cathedral directly.


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