Some news you might be interested to know, though some of it is “old news.”
ResAliens, “an online zine devoted to quality fantasy, sci-fi, and supernatural fiction with a spiritual thread” has been in operation for more than a year now and appears to be going strong. Recently R. L. Copple published a reprieve of his 2007 editorial “Fantasy and Christianity.”
Another online magazine with a wonderful approach to fiction has put out the final quarterly for 2008. I’m referring to Laser and Sword .
This Webzine aims to revive episodic short fiction. While their “About”
page does not state that the stories they’re publishing will always be
speculative, the title of the Webzine leads me to believe that’s their
The Lost Genre Guild has started up their blog again, with the specific intent to supply news (much like these occasional posts) to those of us interested in the latest in speculative fiction.
And speaking of the Lost Genre Guild, you’ll be reading more about them next week when CSFF features the organization for the December tour (consider this a sneak peek).
Have I mentioned the Christian Fantasy Review yet? This is a wonderful new blog by Phyllis Wheeler that reviews fantasy, new and old, from a Christian perspective. And, yes, Phyllis also advocates for more Christian fantasy, and the Christian fantasy that exists to be included in public and school libraries. She’s a mom with kids who love fantasy, and from what I gather, she’s becoming a fan herself.
Check out the new YA series: The Codebearer Series by the Miller brothers, starting with Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow (Warner Press) and Legends of Karac Tor by D. Barkley Briggs, startubg with The Book of Names (NavPress).
Have a wonderful Christmas, all. May the reality of Christ permeate all your days.