“Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.” -Yogi Berra Football season is almost upon us, and I am fondly watching my own Oakland Raiders getting into training camp and getting ready for their first official game in September. This, I hope, will be the year that Oakland returns to the playoffs … More Bringing Back the Swagger
The Einstein Prophecy by Robert Masello. 338 pages. 47North. It’s always fun to mix a little history, a little military, in with your science fiction and/or horror. In this case, the story is of an art history professor who serves during World War II in Europe and is assigned with another soldier to recover precious … More Review: “The Einstein Prophecy” by Robert Masello
Three years ago I wrote a blog entitled, “Is There Such a Thing as Christian Horror?” The premise was that some Christians believe they should not read, discuss or know of anything negative or horrible in the world because of Philippians 4: 8: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is … More More Thoughts on Christian Horror
I’ve been playing around with scenarios leading up toward the new book series that I am planning, much of it hinted at in the short story and film “The Price of a Free Lunch.” Here’s another take, which may end up being part of a prologue, entitled “The Shadow People.” I hope you enjoy. … More Short Story: “The Shadow People”
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. –Arthur C. Clarke As an author, I find myself in an interesting situation. For those who don’t know, I write Christian suspense novels. I also write science fiction. Many of those who read my Christian suspense novels would turn their noses up at the idea of science … More Angel or Alien?
“Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.” –John 20:29. I write in a genre called Christian suspense, and I’ve been asked more than once on Twitter what the difference is between Christian suspense and ordinary suspense. To answer that, you have to understand the way Christians think…or at least how they should … More Where’s the Suspense in Christian?
“Storm Front” by Jim Butcher. Roc Books. 372 pages. I have a student named Andrew that is also a colleague in our student-led campus creative writing group, The Rough Writers. He has been going on and on about Jim Butcher and especially about the Dresden Files series. And so I got a good deal at … More Review: “Storm Front” by Jim Butcher