Monthly Archives: December 2010

Merry Christmas!

As Christmas draws near, holiday events with friends and family increase, and I cherish those times. I know it’s likely much the same for all of you, with holiday travels, special traditions, and so forth. As part of an effort … Continue reading

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Strange Buildings

An essential part of every fantasy world is the architecture, right? Who can forget hobbit holes or elven flets? Or the swamp dwellings of the feechie-folk? Or underground goblin cities? Whether places people live, work, or shop, our world boasts … Continue reading

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The Charlatan’s Boy Contest Results and The Last Battle Thoughts

First off, I’d like to announce the winner of The Charlatan’s Boy, selected by a random number generator–Judy Dudley. Congratulations, Judy! I think you’ll enjoy the book. And thanks to everyone who participated. There will be more giveaways in the … Continue reading

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Chronicles of Narnia:
The Last Battle and Eternity

During last week’s blog tour, I spent some time reading through Jonathan Roger’s blog, and I stumbled across a post discussing least favorite Narnia books. The responses intrigued me, because it seemed that by far, The Last Battle came in … Continue reading

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Mythic Creatures: The White Stag

Some creatures clearly belong to the land of myth (centaur, phoenix), while others straddle the border, taking more direct inspiration from creatures that roam the earth but with epic qualities and appearance (think kraken). The white stag belongs to another … Continue reading

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December 2010 Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour:
The Charlatan’s Boy, Day 3

Stories come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes the chronicling of a story comes easy as inspiration flows, other times it is more like grappling with a wild ox. But regardless of the process, usually there’s a single moment, a … Continue reading

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December 2010 Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour:
The Charlatan’s Boy, Day 2

From the opening words of The Charlatan’s Boy, I was hooked. Grady’s voice engaged me–distinctive dialect, with a touch of humor, yet a matter-of-fact tone about the difficulties of life. In just a few paragraphs, Grady’s character and desires leapt … Continue reading

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December 2010 Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour:
The Charlatan’s Boy, Day 1

By way of introduction to The Charlatan’s Boy, I thought I’d share a little about charlatans and feechies, both of which you’ll hear a great deal of if you embark upon the adventure of reading this tale. About Charlatans… Even … Continue reading

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Of Fantasy, History, and the Greatest Eucatastrophe

I’ve been re-reading Tolkien’s essay “On Fairy-Stories” and letting the concepts rattle around in my brain. I was going to post on sub-creation, but I find my thoughts haven’t coalesced enough yet. So instead, I want to share with you … Continue reading

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Christian Fantasy News and Releases, December 2010

Publishing seems to flow in cycles, and to the best of my awareness, there’s not much releasing this month–at least in terms of Christian speculative fiction. But there are several news items that may be of interest, and I also … Continue reading

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