Monthly Archives: September 2010

September 2010 Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour:
Venom and Song, Day 3

Of the themes presented in Venom and Song, the one I noticed most was an emphasis on the importance of understanding the love and pleasure of God and how, with that understanding, we gain the capacity to love and walk … Continue reading

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September 2010 Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour:
Venom and Song, Day 2

One of the aspects of Venom and Song I found interesting was the use of spiders as villains. There’s something inherently creepy about spiders. After all, if the enemy rode on war beetles or had ant spies, that wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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September 2010 Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour:
Venom and Song, Day 1

Following a brutal attack that nearly obliterated their people, the elves of Berinfell fled underground, where they’ve lived hundreds of years in hiding, waiting and hoping for the day they could make their stand against their enemy and return to … Continue reading

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American Christian Fiction Writers Conference 2010

Imagine over 600 writers (along with their characters and storyworlds) congregating together at a single hotel in Indianapolis. This happened last weekend at the American Christian Fiction Writers’ conference, and it made for an experience both amazing and a tad … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast:
Personal Perspectives (Part Four of Four)

Well, I had to move the final post in the Beauty and the Beast series to today, rather than Monday, due to traveling home from the ACFW conference (more about that in Friday’s post), but I hope you’ll still enjoy … Continue reading

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Mythic Creatures: The Griffin

Name: Griffin, Griffon, or Gryphon (and other assorted spellings) Appearance: Throughout the centuries, the most common description of a griffin has been that of a creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. … Continue reading

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Quotes on Fantasy

I’d like to share a small collection of quotes on the value and impact of fantasy (sometimes also referred to as fairy-story or fairy tales). If you’re a lover of the genre, you’ll appreciate what these great minds have to … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast:
Modern Renditions (Part Three of Four)

Almost as numerous as the traditional versions of Beauty and the Beast are modern renditions in novel, short story/novella, picture book, film, and play format. They each carry their own themes and emphases, some sticking rather close to the roots … Continue reading

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Our Fate as Immortals

Immortality often finds its way onto the pages of fantasy novels, with characters and races in possession of unending days—or at least of life extending into thousands of years. Sometimes this immortality proves a blessing, other times, to peoples trapped … Continue reading

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Rain of Blood?

Rain patters against your roof, then taps harder, louder, demanding attention. You peer out your window to catch a glimpse of the encroaching storm and witness red drops pouring from the sky—a rain of blood. Such an unusual sight might … Continue reading

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