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Answering the question “What is speculative fiction?”

New website launched Hey, friends! My latest finished project is a simple website designed to answer the question, “What is speculative fiction?”  Whenever I talk about the movies I like or the stories I write, I use this term “speculative fiction” and many people give me a blank look. Has this ever happened to you? […]

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Is Christianity fundamentally at odds with speculative fiction?

I came across an article that made the indirect point that religious readers want stories that reinforce their belief systems, and several elements of speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, etc) are at odds with that. In his post Religion in Fiction, David Farland recounts his experience with a writer who wrote a science fiction story for the Mormon market. […]