Infinite Space, Infinite God II Anthology

 

This anthology of 12 science fiction stories features a wide range of science fiction stories–from time and space travel to virtual reality, alien abduction and interplanetary politics.  Tying the stories together is the Catholic faith of the characters, but this is not a religious book.  Rather, the stories explore how faith gives people strength, and how an extablished religion (in this case, Catholicism) will adapt to the changes of the future–from dealing with aliens cultures to handling the challenges of a virtual world where anything goes.

When Rob and I sent out the call for stories, we asked for three things:

  1. Great science fiction
  2. Accurate and positive portrayal of the Catholic faith
  3. Science and faith working together rather than in opposition.

The variety of stories is a testimony to the talent and imagination of the writers:

  • The Ghosts of Kourion by Andrew Seddon: A grieving professor escapes back in time to live among a doomed people.
  • Antivenin by Karina Fabian: Rescue Sister Rita takes on a ship full of venomous snakes in order to save a friend.
  • An Exercise in Logic by Barton Paul Levenson: How do you convince an infuriatingly logical race to stop an asteroid?
  • Cathedral by Tamara Wilhite: A genetically engineered human spends the last of her tortured days righting her wrongs.
  • Otherworld by Karina Fabian: Does sin really count when it’s virtual?
  • The Battle of the Narthex by Alex Lobdell: An alien battle in a most unusual setting–tickles the funny bone and touches the heart!
  • Tenniel by Colleen Drippe’: The battle for souls becomes a battle to the death.
  • Tin Servants by J Sherer: In order to serve his people, Paul becomes an android–but can he really care for them as a tin servant?
  • Basilica by John Rundle: Caprizo battles machines and thwarts an enemy armada to keep a doomsday weapon from their hands.
  • Cloned to Kill by D. Mak: How can a man of peace protect a clone designed to kill?
  • Frankie Phones Home by Karina Fabian: A sixteen-year-old alien abductee calls her family on the way back for official First Contact.
  • Dyads, Ken Pick and Alan Loewen: Enter the fascinating culture of the Thalendri in a story of intrigue, terrorism and religious tolerance.

We compiled Infinite Space, Infinite God II at the request of Lida Quillen, publisher of Twilight Times Books, because we enjoy reading science fiction that does not ignore the soul just because the technology is so exciting.  We feel this book adds something to the genre–and that the stories are great reads.  I’ll be sending you another e-mail with more information, but if you like what you’ve read here, please purchase it now by clicking the button below.  Please feel free to forward this to a friend!

 

Thanksgiving 2009

This was a great day for our family and hope it was for you and your’s as well. It has been a challenging year with the loss of dear friends and my Dad, financial circumstances for most of our children, but today — I am thankful for our health, our home, food to eat, a car to drive, and six wonderful children and four awesome grandchildren. It has been an amazing year for me as a writer with three books released during this year of 2009.

Great things are happening during this wonderful holiday and Christmas season. Come back and see the “Spirit of the Season” online catalog on December 1st.

“Shelter from the Storm”, my latest novel, is set for release that same day – December 1st, as well as “Flash Tales: An Adventure in Words”, an anthology that includes 20 very short stories I wrote. There are five contributors, including myself, in this fun little book.

I’ll be doing a book laugh autographing in the Seattle area in mid-December and will keep you’all posted for details. Please come back often and check out what’s coming up.

Fall is Definitely in the Air

The temperatures at night are around 60 degrees in the Panhandle of Texas and we’ve been in the low to mid-80’s during the day. Football season and school are in full swing. No leaves turning for awhile yet, but it looks like it will be a busy time between now and the end of the year.

“Rebekah Redeemed”, my book released earlier this year may not be hitting the top ten yet, but those who read it are touched by it and I’m happy with the great book reviews on amazon.com or barnes&nobel.com. I’m working on the next book in the series “The Fisherman’s Wife” and hope to have it out in 2010. I’m also scheduling book signings, speaking engagements to both writing groups and women’s groups. I’ll put the dates on the blog as they get nearer.

Things are moving along for the flash fiction anthology and my novel for release later in the Fall 2009. It’s been a very exciting year and looks like next year will be even better. I also expect to pick up some more ghostwriting projects over the Fall and Winter season.

As we all move inside when the weather gets cold, I hope you all will be reading books like I plan to. Cold nights snuggled up with a cup of hot cider or hot chocolate and a good book are one of my ideas of contentment. I invite readers to leave a comment on what books they are reading or have on their list of ‘to read’ books.

November Book Releases

Things are moving along at the publisher for my novel and the flash fiction anthology to be released in November just before Thanksgiving. We’re working on the covers and have a surprise known author who is multipublished and a sought after speaker at writer’s conferences for the novel foreword. I’ll keep you all informed with the progress.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with flash fiction, it is a complete story that is written in 1,500 words or less. In the anthology (five writers with 20 stories each) our stories are 100 words. It is great fun! It’s also a great way to get past writer’s block.

I’ll be presenting a workshop on flash fiction with fellow author Barbara Mary Gendusa-Yokum for the Panhandle Professional Writers on September 26, 2009 during the afternoon session.