Wednesday, August 23, 2006

CSFF Blog Tour, Day Three: Kathy Tyers

So, you know about the novels now.

But did you know that Kathy also contributed a story to an anthology aimed at younger readers. The story, "Their New Masters," is found in Eat My Martian Dust: Finding God Among Aliens, Droids, And Mega Moons, edited by Michael Carroll and Robert Elmer

Kevin Miller at Design Watch Blog reviewed it last year:
While each story is indeed "sci-fi" there are many well established scientific facts about astronomy that your young reader will be exposed to in this book. And as an added bonus, nicely woven within each story is a spiritual lesson.

Although this is a book for young readers (ages 9 and up), I found that I really enjoyed reading the stories and in some sense this book has cultivated my imagination with regards to the ubiquity of God's laws in the universe.


For those still on the verge of buying the Firebird trilogy, here's a review of the first novel in the series from SF Site, one that I hope will convince you:
In Firebird, Tyers weaves a wondrous science fiction tale filled with romance, music, and intense action. Each character becomes vividly alive in the mind of the reader. Tyers uses musical notation as addenda to her chapter titles to set the tone for each chapter, much as a composer uses this notation to set the tone in the various movements of a symphony. The reader thus journeys with Firebird towards the story's crescendo as she longs for death and discovers life.


SF Site also praised Tyer's ONE MIND'S EYE:
Kathy Tyers has a rare gift. She combines true science fiction with tender romance, edge-of-your-seat action, and spiritual insight. As in all of her books, she also weaves her own love of music in and through her science fiction story. The result is a truly unique experience for the reader. In this universe created by Tyers, humanity left Earth and migrated to a hidden star cluster that shelters the home planets of the Concord group. Among the intriguing mysteries that tantalize readers is this: Who built the Gates that provide convenient access from one Concord planet to another?


To leave you with cheery news: Fans of the FIREBIRD novels will be happy to hear that Kathy is working on a new novel set in the Firebird universe.

More nice news: Thanks to all the blog tourmates, whose participation raised FIREBIRD to #2 on the Technorati list of most talked about books yesterday. Hoorah!

Tour note: Beth Goddard at Writing With Fire concludes her interview with Kathy today.

Once again, I present the CSFF Blog Tour Guides for this month's excursion:


Jim Black
Beth Goddard
Rebecca Grabill
Leathel Grody
Karen Hancock
Elliot Hanowski
Katie Hart
Sherrie Hibbs
Sharon Hinck
John aka TK
Jason Joyner
Tina Kulesa
Rachel Marks
Shannon McNear
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Cheryl Russel
Mirtika Schultz
Stuart Stockton
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith


If you are a Christian, own a blog, and would like to promote Christian SF authors and sites and events, please contact me (leave a comment here) or Becky Miller (leave a comment at her site, see link above), so that we can put you on next month's list. Next month's focus will be a website (Edenstar). We'd be happy to add you to our roster. All you have to do (at minimum) is mention the focus subject and add the links of participants to you blog tour posts for the tour. Beyond that, you may write anything you'd like regarding the subject--as long as it's not mean or snarky, we are a support tour. You may do reviews of the sites and books, or you may interview persons on your own time, or you may give away books, or you may just post minimally with links to raise awareness and visibility. It's up to you how little or how much beyond the minimum.

Thanks for dropping by.


UPDATE: In the comments section, Kathy left the following comment, which I add to the CSFF Blog Tour Post for those who read via bloglines:
Since you alone mentioned the short story, this is the place I'll mention ... oh so casually ... that I'm drawing upon it for one plot thread of the new book, which doesn't even have a working title yet. I am really flying by the seat of my pants!

2 comments:

Becky said...

Nice job, Mir. I like the invite at the end. A great way to let people know we are open to expansion! :-)

Those were great quotes. Whoever wrote this line hit a high note as far as I'm concerned: The reader thus journeys with Firebird towards the story's crescendo as she longs for death and discovers life..

Becky

Kathy Tyers said...

Hi Mir --

Super blog, great tour, and thank you so much for the support! Since you alone mentioned the short story, this is the place I'll mention ... oh so casually ... that I'm drawing upon it for one plot thread of the new book, which doesn't even have a working title yet. I am really flying by the seat of my pants!

Best,
Kathy