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New Adult Christian Speculative Fiction Releasing Friday

In light of yesterday’s discussion I thought I’d take this opportunity to remind everyone that we’ve got three new Adult Christian Speculative Fiction titles releasing this Friday from Marcher Lord Press!  And I’m pretty sure none of them include fornicating […]
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In light of yesterday’s discussion I thought I’d take this opportunity to remind everyone that we’ve got three new Adult Christian Speculative Fiction titles releasing this Friday from Marcher Lord Press!  And I’m pretty sure none of them include fornicating elves or cursing dragons. 😉

First up is the novel by our guest blogger Matt Koceich, The Sending. This is a tale about a man named Mark Grant with the ability to see distant places through remote viewing. There are demonic forces who seek to harness his ability in order to find the lost Garden of Eden so they can escape their final fate in the lake of fire by using the Tree of Life and Mark as their host.

 Up next is the second Rick Macey Cyberthriller, The Tenth Crusader, by Kirk Outerbridge (who won the 2010 Carol for speculative fiction with his first novel, Eternity Falls). This story sees Rick Macey travelling to the Phillipines, ravaged by 20 years of Islamic civil war. Rick has to ferret out a terrorist group before they sabotage peace talks and frame the US for sabotaging the Philippines’ efforts to join the Islamic Alliance of Oceania.

Finally there is König’s Fire. This novel by Marc Schooley, author of The Dark Man, delves into the darkness of a Nazi torture center in a mine at the heart of a Romanian forest. At the heart of the mine is an immence furnace where the Nazis dispose of their prisoners. Only now, the primeval forest is rising against them, unleashing a preternatural army to besiege the great iron gate of the mine. The fearsome guards become terrified prisoners and the furnace itself burns with hungry anger against them.

So for those of you looking for more great Adult Christian Speculative Fiction, make sure you add these to your list.

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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E. Stephen Burnett
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And I’m pretty sure none of them include fornicating elves or cursing dragons.

Ha, ha, ha, ha! 😀

This story sees Rick Macey travelling to the Phillipines

Well there’s a dratted spoiler for you. 😛 You see, it could have been the case that perhaps Macey dies at the end of Eternity Falls. I suppose that doesn’t happen!

By the way, we’ll very likely feature an interview with author Kirk Outerbridge next month.

Morgan Busse
Member

Oh boy, I don’t want to know what books contain the elves and dragons you’re talking about lol. I just love that MLP celebrates my birthday every year by releasing excellent speculative novels 😛

Tiffany Amber Stockton
Guest

And just wait until y’all see the brand-spanking new MLP web site Stu is doing. You’re going to LOVE it. Really amps up MLP’s status in the publishing world and makes it an excellent showcase of top-notch publisher web sites….not that I’m biased or anything. 🙂

Now, we just need a TON of prayer that the roll-out can be timed to coincide with the book releases Thursday night at midnight.

E. Stephen Burnett
Admin

Hmm, I didn’t know that information could be released.

But so long as we’re doing spoilers … it’s likely a future Marcher Lord release could also include reprinting the other notable pre-MLP sci-fi novels in Christendom (from the very short list): Oxygen and The Fifth Man, by John Olson and Randall Ingermanson.

Rachel Starr Thomson
Member

Really excited to hear there’s a new website in the works.

Christian
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Christian

The Sending sounds really interesting. Are there some sample pages to read? I think sample pages are necessary to sell a novel online. They give you some idea of the writing style, quality and content of the novel, which is key to picking up a book and choosing to read it or not. Thanks

C.L. Dyck
Member

Yep, MLP does that. Go to http://www.marcherlordpress.com/MLP_Books.htm for sample chapters. Very handy, I find.

Christian
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Christian

Thanks for your help mate.

Ken Rolph
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Ken Rolph

“the Philippines’ efforts to join the Islamic Alliance of Oceania.”

This could be slighly complicated by the fact that the Philippines is not actually in Oceania. I can’t even begin to imagine how you could get an Islamic Alliance here. Neither Australia nor New Zealand would seem to be in line for mass conversion. New Guinea, Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia are more likely to fall under Chinese influence.

This sort of thing really puts me off. Probably written by some ignorant septic who thinks he lives on “the continent” and offshore is Hawaii and, oh a bunch of other stuff, all jumbled up together. Still, I suppose if you can do alternate history you should be able to alternate geography.

E. Stephen Burnett
Admin

Things may have changed somewhat by the 2080s, which is when the novels are set.

Kirk Outerbridge
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Kirk Outerbridge

Hi Ken,

I’m the ignorant septic who wrote the book. 🙂

I’d encourage you to still give the book a try despite your reservations. Hopefully the revelations there will help put things into perspective. The world setting is some years in the future where the boundaries of Oceania have shifted based on geopolitics rather than geographics.

Hope you’ll give it a try!

~Kirk

PS

I actually don’t consider myself living on “the continent” as I’m a Bermudian 🙂

Ken Rolph
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Ken Rolph

This is an interesting situation. As writers we choose our words, our characters, our plots, our settings with care. Not only for the surface meanings, but for the web of associations, implications, connotations, resonances, etc that they come with. Wrting/reading is a two ended process. Unexpectedly you have offered your work to someone whose resonances, etc, are different to what you might have imagined.

The economy of writing/reading is a kind of gift exchange. The reader offers a willing suspension of disbelief in exchange for the writer offering a certain plausibility. I didn’t get this in either case.

To say you are from Bermuda is possible the worst option. It is plonked in the ocean between the old and new empires. It can quite innocently claim to be free of any imperial political pretensions. Yet I’m sure it shares the hemispherist cultural assumption of superiority. After all, it’s Western Civilisation up there, able to redefine the lesser breeds in faraway places according to a geopolitical whim.

Now, given this exchange, I might read the book if I came across it in the normal course of everyday life. Sadly, with entirely impure motives. But Marcher Lord Press books don’t seem to arrive at either my libraries or bookshops. I would have to go out of my way to actually lay hands on a copy. With over 300 books on the Bookshelf of the Unread, I try to restrict additions.

I’ve asked around some Australian and New Zealand email lists among people I know who are MLP book readers. Maybe there’s be a spare copy arond somewhere.

Kirk Outerbridge
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Kirk Outerbridge

Ken

I hope you find it.

Kirk