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Subject: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Date Posted: 12/18/2007 8:18 AM ET
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I thought I would start a new thread about these.  I am interested in finding some great Christian authors who write great Sci-fi or Fantasty books.  In fantasy, I mean novels like The Chronicles of Narnia or Lord Of The Rings

 

Can you help me?

Date Posted: 12/18/2007 11:20 AM ET
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Orson Scott Card is LDS, he writes both science fiction and fantasy.  Ender's Game by him is excellent, if you've never read it.  Someone before linked to  this site, which has a bunch listed.  I haven't read most of those books to say whether they're good or not, but you could start there.

Date Posted: 12/21/2007 8:45 AM ET
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Thanks!  I'll have to go through those lists and see what interests me.

Date Posted: 12/21/2007 1:31 PM ET
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Sharon Hinck - The Restorer Series

actually here's a link to a blog alliance that posts regularly about Christian Sci/Fi Fantasy

 

 

Date Posted: 12/21/2007 11:46 PM ET
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Great link, thanks!

Date Posted: 12/27/2007 8:14 PM ET
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www.wherethemapends.com

This is a great site for Christian sci-fi, fantasy, and what they call "speculative" fiction.

My personal favorite current Christian fantasy author is Donita K. Paul. Her Dragon Keeper Chronicles series is wonderful. I also like R.K. Mortenson (Landon Snow series), Wayne Thomas Batson (the Door Within), Karen Hancock, Jonathan Rogers, and L. B. Graham.

If you like Lewis you might also read Tolkien if you haven't yet (the two were friends) and also Charles Williams. There is also a great fantasy novel about the three of them called The Imaginarium Geographica: Here There Be Dragons, and also the Oxford Chronicles by Melanie Jeschke.

Subject: RE: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Date Posted: 12/28/2007 1:51 PM ET
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I'm not usually a fan of sci-fi or fantasy (although I love The Chronicles of Narnia), but I read a book by Linda Wichman a few years ago that I LOVED! It's The Legend of the Emerald Rose, and it has a lot of Arthurian legend in it. It was a really cool love story, with a lot of suspense, mystery, and legend interwoven throughout. I would definitely recommend that you check this one out. I don't know that a lot of people know about it, but it's an excellent read. It was actually up for a Christy Award, the year it was published!



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Date Posted: 12/28/2007 9:32 PM ET
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Try the Circle series by Ted Dekker.  The titles are Red, Black and White.  I don't remember what order they should be in, because I read them so long ago.  Those are the first three with more coming out in 2008.

Date Posted: 1/2/2008 11:24 AM ET
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I love the Circle Trilogy!

 

 I just hope that the new Trilogy that Dekker is doing is as good.  The first two books release in February '08!