Great Interviews and Stories!

Hey there, here's another batch of great weekend reading for you!

First up we have Part 1 of the Christian Speculative Fiction Panel at Novel Journey. Here, three veterans of the genre get together to discuss issues surrounding our favourite type of literature. Join Frank Creed, Jeff Gerke, Rebecca LuElla Miller, and many blog commenters in this fascinating conversation. Part two is due next month.

The Insider at Silver Leaf Books brings us an in-depth interview with Mike Lynch and Brandon Barr as they let us in on the secrets of their collaborative authorship for the upcoming novel When The Sky Fell.

And Mindflights Magazine has published three new stories for you:

The Summons by Brandon J. Boone - A man’s worth to society is on trial. If he is found wanting it will cost him his life.

Redemption by Shea McCandless - Dirk lives with an alcoholic mother. There's no heat in the house, but he thinks more about what it would be like to save his father and bring him back home.

Singing Me Home by Jenny Schwartz - Each of us is the person we choose to be—-choice by choice we discover what is important to us and where we belong. It's not an easy road we travel, but there are miracles around every corner—sometimes we just need a little science to see them.


Publishing News

Scott M. Sandridge announces the kickoff for the podcast production of The Silverblade Prophecy - you can listen to two parts of it already:
The Silverblade Prophecy Episode 1 - Martin and Yavar Thain seek to free themselves from slavery in Vangaard. But what price are they willing to pay?
The Silverblade Prophecy Episode 2 - Three years after winning her freedom in Vangaard’s gladiatorial arena, Yavar is now married to her former slavemaster, Warlord Vrang, the very warlord she gave an oath to one day slay. When her brother is captured by her husband’s soldiers, she and Martin must once again find a way to free themselves.
Written, produced, and narrated by Scott M. Sandridge.

This week Splashdown Books has opened its doors. The new venture will be publishing science fiction and fantasy and also showcasing Lost Genre titles from other publishers. Check out the Splashdown Intro, the publisher and author blog, the Splashdown Reviews site, the Lost Genre Library, and the author acceptance guidelines.

UPDATE from Terri Main:

Even as Christian fantasy is slowly gaining ground among mainstream Christian publishers, science fiction continues to languish. Many reasons have been proposed. Some suggest that extreme beliefs about the end times discourages speculation about the future. Others point to the antagonism between scientific and religious establishments. For whatever reason, Christian science fiction has yet to catch hold in Christian publishing.

Tuesday February 24 at 7 pm (PST) we will be meeting in Second Life to discuss the place of Christian science fiction in the religious literary scene. The location for the meeting can be found at


Second Life is a virtual world. You will need to download software and select an avatar in order to take part in the dicussion featuring both voice and text-based chats.

The meeting will run from 7 - 8 pm. Afterward will be a social time.