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:
- Great science fiction
- Accurate and positive portrayal of the Catholic faith
- 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!