Monthly Archives: October 2010

Dreams and the Life of a Writer

While reading one of CS Lewis’s nonfiction books, Of Other Worlds, I came across this quote regarding his writing process: “One thing I am sure of. All my seven Narnian books, and my three science fiction books, began with seeing … Continue reading

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The Tree Dwellers

Amazing as it may seem, elves and various other fantasy races that dwell in trees, may be more well known than the tree-dwellers of our world–the Korowai tribe of Papua New Guinea.  Though their homes hardly compare to the striking … Continue reading

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The Hobbit Begins Casting

Films aren’t a frequent topic here, as I’m not one to watch many movies (give me a good book instead!). But when it comes to The Hobbit, a groundbreaking work of fantasy literature, I have some interest in seeing what … Continue reading

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Berserkers: Warriors or Madmen?

Such is the mind of a fiction writer, and perhaps especially a fantasy writer, that the strange, the unusual, anything that simply must have a story behind it to explain things, proves utterly intriguing. It doesn’t take much, just a … Continue reading

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The Books of Heaven

Do you ever think about the books of heaven? Malachi speaks of a book of remembrance written in the presence of God, a record of the words spoken by those who feared the Lord. And in the Psalms, David cries … Continue reading

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Christian Fantasy Book Giveaway:
By Darkness Hid

Since this is a blog for lovers of Christian fantasy, it seemed appropriate to support the genre (and the readers) by offering a semi-regular book giveaway. For this giveaway, the featured book is Jill Williamson’s By Darkness Hid, a Christy … Continue reading

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Mythic Creatures: The Kraken

Name: Kraken Appearance: The earliest legends sometimes depicted kraken as somewhat crab-like, with enormous claws, but kraken swiftly assumed an appearance more resembling a giant squid or octopus. These creatures grew to enormous dimensions—many tales suggest they resembled islands and … Continue reading

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3 Free Christian Speculative Fiction Novels

Previously, I highlighted some classic Christian fantasy available online for free. I just found some free Christian speculative fiction available from Amazon (even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can download their software and enjoy the books). These are … Continue reading

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Should Books Ever Be Banned?

From September 24th to October 2nd, Banned Books Week took place, an event sponsored by a variety of organizations including the American Library Association and the Association of American Publishers “to celebrate our freedom to read and the importance of … Continue reading

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Lunar Lore: A Compendium
(Part Three of Three)

Rather than pick one topic about the moon for today’s post, I offer a random sampling of moon related sayings, history, and lore for your consideration…and a little about why the moon has meaning to me. Once in a Blue … Continue reading

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