Faith-based Sci-Fi as Exploratory Apologetic (Revisited)

Over 4 years ago, I wrote an essay that caused me to seriously think about writing something like Johnny Came Home. At the time, I was writing Øtherworld, a sci-fi tale with fantasy overtones. I was having a hard time finishing it, so I wrote this essay to sharpen my focus a bit. The idea was … More Faith-based Sci-Fi as Exploratory Apologetic (Revisited)

A Sneak Peek at the John Lazarus: Mann from Midwich Book Cover Design

Though I’ve been working hard on writing the sequel to Johnny Came Home and on making a few revisions to the first novel [which will include an excerpt from John Lazarus: Mann from Midwich], I managed to carve out some time last night to work on the book cover for the newest John Lazarus Adventure. … More A Sneak Peek at the John Lazarus: Mann from Midwich Book Cover Design

Yet More Bad Self-Editing Advice, or Things I Missed

Ugh. My amazing wife just finished Johnny Came Home and I had to edit the book yet again. Since the things I missed were fairly easy to fix, but oh-so-crucial to making the book the best it could be, I thought I’d share a few thoughts on repeated words, unnecesarry sentences, character development, flow, paradoxes, … More Yet More Bad Self-Editing Advice, or Things I Missed

Christian Science Fiction: The Limits of Time Travel

For reasons unfathomable [OK, I was reading one of Tim Chaffey’s Truth Chronicles novels], I found myself thinking about time travel the other day. Whether it has occurred to you or not, time travel is a bit tricky to deal with in a Christian novel. Why? Because whether we’re dealing with the past or future, … More Christian Science Fiction: The Limits of Time Travel

Science Fiction Vs. The Bible: An Unnecessary Dichotomy

“We need more science fiction,” writes Paul Chiariello for The NewHumanism.org in a post called Science Fiction vs. The Bible. As a Christian author who happens to be a rabid sci-fi fan, I couldn’t agree more with that statement. At face value anyway. I could not disagree more with his insistence that this necessarily requires an abandonment … More Science Fiction Vs. The Bible: An Unnecessary Dichotomy

Fighting the Future – Prophecy in a Sci-Fi Universe

In Johnny Came Home, I explore the concept of super heroes [and villains] from a Biblical Creationist point of view.  In that soon-to-be-published novel, John Lazarus must fight for the future of Midwich and possibly the world as we know it. The premise of the book is that the generally unrealized pre-Flood potential of humanity … More Fighting the Future – Prophecy in a Sci-Fi Universe