Friday, August 11, 2006

Visit Speculative Faith for my Friday Post

I've started a series over at SPECULATIVE FAITH, analyzing five (maybe more later) SF stories with Christian elements to see if they qualify as CSF or not. All stories are by luminaries in SF/F.

This week: Jane Yolen's "The Traveler and the Tale."

Drop by. Leave a comment.

8 comments:

Elliot said...

And if you're looking for suggestions of ABA-Christian short stories to consider, I've got A TON I can suggest. I was collecting them for years to use in my small group. I'll mail you photocopies of the obscure ones if you want. :-)

My top stories, which I chose as the best introduction to the topic over the six weeks of a typical study group, are:

La Befana - Gene Wolfe
Westwind - Gene Wolfe
Last Day - Gene Wolfe
Samaritan - Connie Willis
Extrapolation - Theodore Sturgeon
The Quest for Saint Aquin - Anthony Boucher
The Dead Lady of Clown Town - Cordwainer Smith
And Walk Now Gently Through the Fire - R.A. Lafferty.

Mirtika said...

Oh, Cordwainer! I might use that one. (I do have, after all, TWO copies of the Rediscovery of Man. HAH.)

The Lafferty? The title sounds familiar. I may have read that one. Where is that found?

Mir

Elliot said...

I found it in "Sacred Visions," the anthology.

The Curmudgeon's Rant said...

I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen so far. There is something for everyone. The horror, fantasy and sci-fi genres are all represented. The best part is all I had to do was subscribe and now it’s delivered to my inbox. How cool is that!

I recommend it as a must read for all Christian writers.

That reminds me, I still need to put up a link to it on my blog. I’ll go do it now.

Mirtika said...

Oh, I don't have that one, Elliot. Though, I have ordered it. It just takes a bit more time with amazon independent sellers than with amazon itself.

Mir

Mirtika said...

HAH.. Just found it.

I have a vast, but chaotic, "library." What it is is piles of books, stacks of books, stashes of books, books in boxes, and books in over two dozen bookcases across three apartments. No cataloging. No system. Not even alphabetized.

It's like that void before the Holy Spirit moved! :)

But I knew I had at least one collection of Rafferty stories and that title was just digging into me as one I had.

And I do. I found it in a honored spot near my Sturgeons and Ellisons (Some of them, anyway. The rest are in the chaos beyond aka The Chaos Upstairs.)

Edited by Roger Elwood. Yay.

Mir

Elliot said...

LOL! Maybe someday you'll come home to find that God has created a new universe out of your formless void of books...

Mirtika said...

I would be very happy to host the Most High Spirit, anytime, and if after his visit my whole house and books were organized, it would be a bonus, not to mention a miracle on par with that whole Red Sea event.

Mir