The Converts – A Book Recommendation

This 1967 novel opens a wide, picturesque window onto life in the Roman Empire in the 5th Century. Curiously, if not eerily, the view is a mirror to our own time. The window the novel provides for us to peer through are the sharply intelligent eyes of Alypius, the young, sensitive friend of Saint Augustine … Continue reading The Converts – A Book Recommendation

The High Crusade – A Book Recomendation

The High Crusade is a delightful book, one of my all-time favorites. I've often thought of officially reviewing it myself but I've never gotten around to it. The closest I've come is recommend it among others in my  Galactic Christendom: A Short History  post a couple of months back. No worries. I recently came across a … Continue reading The High Crusade – A Book Recomendation

Galactic Christendom: A Short History

There is a prejudice in modern SF so nearly ubiquitous that it can be considered a trope. I’m talking about the assumption that the more technologically advanced a civilization becomes, the less religious it will be. While this prejudice is normally implicit in a lot of science fiction, the assumption was stated explicitly not too … Continue reading Galactic Christendom: A Short History

A Traitor to Dreams-A Book Recommendation

Elpida Kallistos has a secret. You see, on the outside she is the confident, ultra-competent corporate embodiment of Grrrl power. On the inside however, a gnawing self-doubt is eating her alive. Despite her best efforts to lose herself in her career, the ticking of her biological clock is a constant reminder that she is deep … Continue reading A Traitor to Dreams-A Book Recommendation

In Search of Galactic Christendom

Deus Vult in Spaaaaace! I'm considering writing a post or three about the positive portrayal of Christianity in Science Fiction. Needless to say, not too many examples spring to mind. You, dear reader, are undoubtedly much better read than I and so I implore your help. Below is the short list of the books that … Continue reading In Search of Galactic Christendom

War Demons – A Book Recomendation

Michael Alexander returns from Afghanistan to his hometown of Athens Georgia with a case of PTSD, a guilty conscience and an actual demon in this fierce-flying, high action urban fantasy. There are also vampires (of sorts), golems and even a dragon for our protagonist to contend with. But worst of all there is also a … Continue reading War Demons – A Book Recomendation

Honor At Stake – A Book Recommendation

  I wish writers would let monsters be monsters. Unfortunately, for some time now, there has been a growing trend to humanize them. It bothers me to no end because instead of adding texture or layers of depth, it generally reduces the monsters to something less… well, monstrous. And so, it was with some hesitancy … Continue reading Honor At Stake – A Book Recommendation