1. Randy Streu says:

    This just looks like 12 different kinds of fun. Looking forward to reading it!

  2. Dawn says:

    OK, when I first saw it, I thought it was stupid. But now you make me want to read it.

  3. I re-posted the cover on my facebook page a couple of days ago and received strong reactions – both positive and negative.

    Until this point I had assumed this was satire and I was thrilled to see a Christian doing Christian satire. So, I was a little disappointed half-way through this post when I realized it wasn’t satire.

    But you won me over.

    I’m even more excited to see a ludicrous idea handled realistically.

    Is it October yet?

  4. Tim George says:

    I just remembered joking around during an interview with you and Stuart Stockton about he his wife writing a novel about aliens and school marms. Looks like you beat him to the punch. Good for you!

  5. Jeff Gerke says:

    Hey, Nathan: It’s not October yet, but you can preorder it today! We just put the preorder page up. And as a bonus, if you preorder the print version today, you’ll get the e-book version (Kindle or ePUB) for free on release day.

    Here you go: http://www.marcherlordpress.com/bookstore/science-fiction-2/amish-vampires-in-space-by-kerry-neitz/

  6. Izzy says:

    I can’t *wait* to read this. 😀

    Although, I’m a bit sad to hear it won’t be camp. 😛

  7. Jeff Gerke says:

    That’s you fan fiction opportunity, Izzy. 🙂

  8. The good news is, if you make it a trilogy you already have a title!

  9. All that needs to be added is “spanking” (for the mommy porn crowd)–“Spanking Amish Vampires in Space.”

  10. That’s messed up, right there.

  11. Rachel Smith says:

    I’ve been waiting for SIX YEARS for someone to do this. In one of my writing circles we’ve been bandying about for nearly five now about doing crazy Amish stuff like this, because none of us like the Amish trend and are beyond ready to see it die.

  12. I snorted into my cup of tea when Nietz suggested it sounded like something Mitch Bonds should write …. as I’ve known Mitch from early high school. And suddenly, I could hear his voice joking about the idea, wearing his “author’s hat.” 😀

    Also, I find it funny that the game he grew up playing with his friends from church has been turned into two books ….. with characters based on people I know. ….. I wonder who would get to be the vampire in that story….? 😀

  13. notleia says:

    And the LOL of notleia was mighty, so that it disturbed the tropical fish in the aquarium nearby.

    But if it’s less awesome than straight-up camp would be, I would haz a disappoint.

  14. Timothy Stone says:

    I don’t mind no camp, just please tell me it’s not grimdark.

    Sounds interesting, though I hope it isn’t the author taking potshots at Amish fiction. I don’t read the books and don’t like them, but I don’t like an author grinding axes.

    Psyched about this book. Will it be available in ebook format right away?

  15. dmdutcher says:

    I’m not sure. The premise is pure camp and exploitation, and making a serious novel out of it might be tough. That’s not to say I won’t buy it, but even though Kerry is a great writer, trying to make a serious exploitation novel is a tough thing.

    • bainespal says:

      It seems impossible that it could avoid being a joke on some level. Even I remember seeing the old gag cover a long time ago. The title and concept is an in-joke for us, even if Kerry’s motive for writing was serious. The premise is so wild that a serious treatment would be more ironic than an overblown campy treatment. At the very least, the existence of this book is a meta-joke.

      • D.M. Dutcher says:

        Christian fiction is probably the least likely genre to use irony or meta-humor in, though. I don’t know, I’ll have to wait and see.

        • notleia says:

          I, for one, would love to see some irony and meta-humor. There’s certainly a general attitude out there that Christian fiction must be in earnest in everything at all times, and I’m questioning it, hard.

  16. Kerry Nietz says:

    Awesome speculation! I love it. Keep it up! 😉

  17. So the Amish vampire books that are out in the general market are ones readers visiting Spec Faith didn’t know about? (See for example The Amish Bloodsucker Trilogy by Barbara Ellen Brink.)

    Props, Kerry, for throwing space into the mix.


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