A Christian’s Look at Artificial Intelligence

By Chawna Schroeder   Artificial Intelligence. An intriguing idea, isn’t it? To imagine a machine which can replicate a human’s ability to think stirs the mind in so many ways. Indeed, AI has been a darling of science fiction for decades. With it we’ve created terrifying villains like HAL from 2001 Space Odyssey. With it we’ve met some endearing characters …

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Mythological Creatures: Satyrs & Fauns

Okay, which would you rather be…half goat, or half horse? No, not like cool-centaur-person. I’m talking satyrs and fauns. I think you’ll be surprised to learn these mythological creatures have been confused and mixed up a lot more than they ought to be. Satyrs Satyrs aren’t just half-goat-guys. Roman mythology is what paints them as half goat (legs, tail, horns and ears) but …

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Maps and Fiction

Excerpt from Storyworld First by Jill Williamson.   Ever pick up a fantasy novel and flip to the front to see if there’s a map? I do. Every time. When there’s no map, I confess, I get a little grouchy. I’m obsessed with fictional maps. I love looking at them, and once I come to love the story that takes …

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We are all Zombies

Zombie

I watched an episode of The Walking Dead the other night. The story was absolutely intriguing: what would the world be like if a disease turned almost everyone into zombies? The problem was, I couldn’t stomach the head shots or the body parts trailing behind the corpses. So I only ended up watching one and a half episodes. But it …

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Echoes of God

One of my favorite perks about reading and writing science fiction and fantasy is with every new story, I get to discover and explore whole new worlds.  And with every new world I encounter through a book, movie, or game, I get to encounter a new echo of God. I believe as beings created in the image of God, it’s …

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Seven Questions with Jason C. Joyner

Hello everyone! Today we have the pleasure of having young adult author Jason C. Joyner with us. Jason is a physician assistant, a writer, a Jesus-lover, and a Star Wars geek. He’s traveled from the jungles of Thailand to the cities of Australia and the Bavarian Alps of Germany. He lives in Idaho with his lovely wife, three boys, and …

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Seven Questions with J.L. Mbewe

Hi everyone, today we have author J.L. Mbewe with us! Jennette is an author, artist, mother, wife, but not always in that order. Born and raised in Minnesota, she now braves the heat of Texas, but pines for the Northern Lights and the lakes of home every autumn. She loves trying to capture the abstract and make it concrete. She …

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Seven Questions with Fantasy Author Laura Zimmerman

Hi everyone! Today we have debut novelist Laura Zimmerman with us! First, a little about Laura. Laura lives in a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, three daughters, and three furbaby felines. Besides writing, she’s passionate about loving Jesus, anything Star Wars, and singing loudly. She takes her coffee black and spends her days pretending to do yoga. …

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Seven Questions with Lauricia Matuska

  Hi everyone! Today we have fantasy author Lauricia Matuska with us. Lauricia has taught high school literature and creative writing classes for more than ten years. She first discovered the realm of fantasy by traveling with Lucy through the wardrobe to Narnia. Since then, she has established dual-residency between that world and this one, and she currently serves as an …

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Seven Questions with Mollie E. Reeder

Hello everyone! We are excited to have steampunk author Mollie E. Reeder with us! Here’s a little about Mollie: her first job was with a major theme park where she operated a roller coaster, fixed parade floats, and helped Scooby-Doo put on his head. Now, she’s a movie producer and the author of character-driven science fiction/fantasy novels for adults who never …

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Between the Lines: Let the Devil Out, Part III

By Steve Rzasa “When I heard all those prayers, all those… suffering people, I thought it was God’s voice. But I was wrong. All I ever heard was people in pain. And all he ever gave any of us was… silence.” Matt Murdock, “Daredevil, Season 3×2– “Please” Warning: Spoilers abound! If you haven’t watched The Defenders or Season 3 of …

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Between the Lines: Let the Devil Out, Part II

By Steve Rzasa “Guilt can be a good thing. It’s the soul’s call to action. The indication that something is wrong. The only way to rid your heart of it is to correct your mistakes and keep going until amends are made. I don’t know what you didn’t do or what you should have done, but the guilt… the guilt …

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Between the Lines: Let the Devil Out, Part I

By Steve Rzasa “I’m not seeking penance for what I’ve done, Father. I’m asking forgiveness… for what I’m about to do.”—Matt Murdock, “Daredevil,” Season 1×1 – “Into the Ring” With that line, coming at the end of a heartfelt confession, Marvel launched Daredevil in 2015. It was the first of the true superhero shows made for Netflix television by the …

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