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Alternate World Traveler

One of the most popular styles of CSFF in the CBA has been that of taking a person from our real world and transplanting them through some means into an alternate reality. From Narnia to Arena, Chronicles of Anthropos to […]
| Nov 14, 2006 | No comments |

One of the most popular styles of CSFF in the CBA has been that of taking a person from our real world and transplanting them through some means into an alternate reality. From Narnia to Arena, Chronicles of Anthropos to Empyrion, Landon Snow to The Song of Albion.

It is interesting to look at this type of story and how it tends to come across. The person sucked into the new world and has some key role to play there (why else would they have been hand-picked to be pulled through a rift in reality in the first place). And often it deals with bringing God’s truth back to the world, while at the same time resolving their crisis of faith.

Though I admit, I often wonder how these characters cope with their newfound faith rebirth once they finally return to the “real” world. After having such an awakening in a world where often the spiritual rules, while similar are also quite different, could the reconcile that with Christianity, or would they try to hold onto what they found in the other world, or perhaps become more like Susan and simply drift away?

If you could travel to an alternate world, which one would you go to? What character would you most want to meet (who isn’t a Christ figure)? If you got sucked into an alternate world, what would be the first thing you would do, knowing what you do of all the like adventures written by other authors?

Deep thoughts, I know.

Stuart Vaughn Stockton is the author of the award winning science fiction novel, Starfire. His exploration into world creation began in Jr. High, when he drew a dinosaur riding a pogo-stick. From there characters, creatures and languages blossomed into the worlds of Galactic Lore, the mythos in which Starfire is set. He lives in the beautiful town of Colorado Springs with his wife and fellow author, Tiffany Amber Stockton. Together they have two incredible children who bring new adventures every day.

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