Category Archives: CSFF Blog Tour

Night of the Living Dead Christian,
Day 3: A Review

Story Overview (back cover copy) What does a transformed life actually look like? In his follow-up to the critically acclaimed Imaginary Jesus, Matt Mikalatos tackles this question in an entertaining and thought-provoking way—with MONSTERS!!! While Christians claim to experience Christ’s … Continue reading

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Night of the Living Dead Christian,
Day 1: Symbolism of the Undead

Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour, March 2012

At one time, zombies, vampires, and werewolves used to be staples of the horror genre. In more recent years, they’ve begun to turn up in paranormal romance, often as desirable love interests. But Matt Mikalatos avoids both horror and romance … Continue reading

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The Realms Thereunder, Day 1:
A Review

Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour, February 2012

Review While in an ancient church during a “time between times,” children Daniel Tully and Freya Reynolds find themselves pulled into a dangerous underground realm, where creatures of folklore and myth abound. Freya wishes nothing more than to escape this … Continue reading

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Corus the Champion Day 3:
The Lore of Arthur

Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour, December 2011

Corus the Champion falls into the category of epic fantasy, as Becky Miller explored in depth, and it borrows from various folk traditions, including Welsh mythology, and Norse lore. Yet perhaps the most popular source of legend Briggs borrowed from … Continue reading

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Corus The Champion, Day 1: A Review

Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour, December 2011

Story Overview (Back Cover Copy) He was once the greatest champion in the land. Then he disappeared. With Nemesia’s defeat, the Barlows have helped turn the tide in the Hidden Lands. But the victory is short-lived. An even greater evil … Continue reading

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Monster in the Hollows, Day 3:
The Impact of the Arts

Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour September 2011

Who among us hasn’t experienced that peculiar, delightful stirring of the soul that comes through a creative work? We read a book and between the lines we catch glimpses of beauties and marvels that waken wonder. We hear a song … Continue reading

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Monster in the Hollows, Day 2:
The Family Connection

Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour September 2011

In literature as a whole and particularly literature for young adults, family ties are often weak or disintegrating and parental figures absent or abusive. Granted, many know by experience the painful reality of fractured families, but strong, loving families do … Continue reading

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Monster in the Hollows, Day 1: A Review

Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour September 2011

Several years ago, I stumbled across a book with an unusual title: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness. It had an even longer subtitle: Adventure, Peril, Lost Jewels, and the Fearsome Toothy Cows of Scree. And a … Continue reading

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Residential Aliens, Day 3:
Short Stories Reviewed

Short stories and flash fiction abound in the archives of Residential Aliens, so much so that it was difficult to make a reading choice. In the end, I selected two tales at random, one fantasy and the other futuristic fiction. … Continue reading

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Residential Aliens, Day 1: A Zine for Readers of Christian Speculative Fiction

For the most part, we feature books on the CSFF blog tour, but this month we have a speculative website–Residential Aliens. According to founder Lyn Perry, Residential Aliens is a “a zine of spiritually infused speculative fiction” that seeks to … Continue reading

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