“Unseen – A Roundel”
by R. J. Walker Miller
The whispers of things unseen assail me tonight…
by Joe Christensen
Church Elder comes to help a friend who thinks someone is hiding in the attic. Things go downhill from there.
Award-winning Christian Cyberpunk author Frank Creed will be appearing in Second Life, Tuesday, January 20 at 7 p.m. For Second Life residents the direct link to the location is http://slurl.com/secondlife/North%20Bound%20Marina/226/25/24
This will be an informal discussion in which Creed will share about his writing, his life and the state of Christian speculative fiction. Questions will be entertained by Creed. Afterwards, plans include virtual surfing and socializing. Creed is the founder of the Lost Genre Guild, a group of writers, editors and publishers of different types of speculative fiction with a Christian worldview.
“Christians own the copyright to demons and angels and spiritual warfare,” notes Creed. “Yet, the bookshelves of Christian bookstores are almost totally devoid of speculative fiction except for some fairly sanitized young adult fantasies. Nevertheless, there is a small, but growing, group of writers and independent publishers using modern technology to make quality Christian speculative fiction available.”
Creed is the author of Flashpoint and War of Attrition, both published by Writer’s Café Press. Set in a future where fundamentalist Christians are considered terrorists, these books follow the exploits of a group of supernaturally cyber-enhanced resistance fighters using nonlethal weapons in an attempt to protect members of the underground church from the “Neros” or agents of the government seeking to crush the resistance and “re-educate” their members.
“I guess I created the first Christian Cyberpunk novel identified as such,” says Creed. “There was a series of books published in the 1990′s which might qualify as the first, but they were never marketed as cyberpunk.”
In addition to writing the novels, Creed also helped co-author a role playing game based on the stories. “I’m a gamer from way back. So, it was
only natural for me to want to create an RPG where my readers could enter the world of The Underground, ” Creed explains.
Flashpoint has received critical acclaim and won several awards including: Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year (Elfwood 2006), CFRB Best Novel Toured Award (2007), finalist for the Pluto Award for the Best Science Fiction Novel Reviewed, and was nominated for the Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Clive Staples award. “Jesus understood the power of the story to communicate in his world. We are creating the parables of a new generation,” says Creed.
For more information email Terri Main at
“Rubies on Silver”
by Aurelio Rico Lopez, III
Some alleys are darker than others; some streets, deadlier.
Writerly Update: I got to play a viking and have a death scene on Saxonboc. “Demons Without, Demon Within” now up at Mindflights, and “The Philosopher in the Dark” is in the anthology The Best of Everyday Fiction 2008. And don’t forget to get your copy of The Souldrinker and the Legacy of Captain Jareena
Writer Tip: What to do when you’re swamped
Rant Box: Being “pro-Israel” does not necessarily make you pro-Christian, or pro-Jewish.
Soundbites from: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lord of the Rings, Southpark, and Firefly
Intro theme music mix by Taylor Kent.
A Work in Progress by
Scott M. Sandridge is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
by M. L. Archer
Henri DuBois: when his god called, he answered.
“Sleep Paralysis” – Horror
“The Philosopher in the Dark” – Science Fiction and Fantasy
Fear and Trembling – Fiction Magazine/E-Zine
It’s that time of year again, and to help out my awesome fans (all two of them), here’s the list of available categories and stories to help you decide what to nominate and/or vote for. So head on over to the P&E Readers Poll and vote.
Short Story – Horror:
“Sleep Paralysis” – Everyday Fiction – http://www.everydayfiction.com/sleep-paralysis-by-scott-m-sandridge
Short Story – Science Fiction and Fantasy:
“The Philosopher in the Dark” – Everyday Fiction – http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-philosopher-in-the-dark-by-scott-m-sandridge
“Demons Without, Demon Within” – Mindflights – http://www.mindflights.com/item.php?sub_id=4658
Fear and Trembling – http://www.fearandtremblingmag.com
Scott M. Sandridge & Keanan Brand – http://www.fearandtremblingmag.com
“Mr. Alistair Finnegan Black”
by Kevin Lucia
He knows your dreams well, but he’ll take you to hell…he’s Alistair Finnegan Black.