|Posted on March 11, 2013 at 11:50 AM||comments (9)|
Yesterday morning, March 10, 2013, my brother passed away quietly from this life into a new frontier. You may know him as Victor Travison, who faithfully blogged every Wednesday until his last days.
My brother loved to write, and especially loved to merge science fiction with his faith in God. He enjoyed your comments and the comradery he had with other writers.
We are planning a memorial service in about a week, and would appreciate any comments or insights that you would like t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 1, 2010 at 6:10 AM||comments (5)|
My final guest blogger has a uniquely zany sense of humor. Ellen C. Maze is the author of Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider, but don’t let the title fool you; it’s not a children’s book. I met Ellen on Facebook about the same time I was assembling my guest-blogger team at Christian Writers. When I discovered what her genre was, I immediately asked her to join my team. I didn’t know at the time Lisa Grace would also blog on vampires, based on her Angel in the Shadows...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 25, 2010 at 8:37 AM||comments (5)|
Most people assume that “fantasy” refers to medieval tales involving wizards, dragons, elves, and so on. It’s true this is fantasy, of course, but I see the genre as a much broader field, encompassing all kinds of speculative fiction. It also includes space travel, time travel, horror, and superheroes; medieval fantasy is only one more subgenre to add to the list.
My friend Janalyn Voigt is cooperating with the same publishing company that will republish ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 18, 2010 at 6:48 AM||comments (4)|
Today’s guest blogger, Scott Fields, is a fellow Denverite, just a few miles south of me. He has written a devotional titled Regarding Rome, about (what else?) the book of Romans, but he’s also interested in all kinds of science fiction and fantasy. He particularly likes stories which have Christian values at its core, just as I do. His list of favorites, however, tends to differ from mine, but that’s okay. As I said earlier, we must all follow the path where God lead...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 11, 2010 at 7:13 AM||comments (3)|
Today I have a very special guest blogger, Lisa Grace. She’s the author of Angel in the Shadows, Book 1, the first of a projected series of nine, and conducts a ministry to teenagers confused by today’s highly secularized world, particularly young girls. Though she writes about vampires and other demonic personages—and though I’ve never been a fan of vampire fiction—I applaud her work because I know Lisa’s heart. I’ll let her explain in her own...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 4, 2010 at 6:07 AM||comments (6)|
Michele Archer is one of the moderators at the Christian Writers website. Some of the types of stories which interest her are the very ones which don’t interest me in the least: horror and zombies. In her signature, Michele describes herself as a “Violinist ... Writer ... Sometimes Ghostbuster. Not always safe.” But like Aslan of The Chronicles of Narnia, she is good.
Last year, I kicked off...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 28, 2010 at 8:26 AM||comments (15)|
Becky Minor is the author of a fantasy serial titled The Windrider, at the Digital Dragon e-zine site. She’s a wife and a mother of three young boys, as well as a writer and an illustrator. Ever since I met Becky on-line at Christian Writers two years ago, I’ve discovered a like-minded spirit in her, and the guest blog she wrote for today shows it. S...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 21, 2010 at 7:44 AM||comments (3)|
Today through September 1, I am hosting other authors in the sci-fi/fantasy realm who base their work on the Bible. My purpose is to demonstrate that mine is not the only science fiction philosophy out there, that Scripture is flexible enough to allow a wider range of speculative interpretation than many people assume. Mind you, this is different from doctrinal interpretation. The Word is most emphatic about that, and anyone who vastly alters doctrine teaches heresy. With topics it doe...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 27, 2010 at 7:51 AM||comments (3)|
Part 7 of 8 in a series on androids and robots.
For this week’s blog entry, I have asked my good friend and fellow Christian author, Liberty Speidel, to be my guest. Last week I talked about the Borg on Star Trek: the Next Generation, so building on that theme today, Liberty will discuss Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager.
First, I’d like to thank Victor for the opportunit...Read Full Post »