It’s the stuff that worlds are made of and the building block of mythical creatures. It’s the portal to another dimension and the bridge that connects the mind with machine. It teeters on the brink of war with imagination and reality. It inhabits the realm of thought and glimpses into the spirit plane. With a dash of ‘ifs’ and sprinkles of fact, the brews boils and bubbles in the cauldron of an author’s limitless universe.
It’s speculative fiction.
The ‘what if’ers of the fictional realm. The authors that probe and respond to the deep, murky questions of our minds. Like detectives or private investigators, they seek to challenge the idea of normality as we understand. Through science fiction, fantasy, and horror and the many sub-genres in between, speculative fiction writers are ones that grip our imagination.
But what does multiverses and magic potions have anything to do with Christianity? After, what’s the point of multiverse and potions when there are so many other things to concern ourselves with. Should we be talking about God and bringing about the great Commission? How can extra dimensions and stooped over creatures play any significant role in Christianity literature? Should Christians even write speculative fiction? What purpose does it serve?
We will be discussing these questions and others with our guest co-hosts and contributors, Brita Skinner and Becky Minor, two wonderful Christian speculative fiction who, I believe, have narrowed the divide. Also, Michelle Pendergrass will join us to tell us more about her new Christian speculative fiction magazine called Midnight Diner.
Does the multiverse really exist? Do black holes lead to the other side of the galaxy? Are we really here or is this part of some massive simulation we’re all connected to? What about the things that go bump in the night?
If you liked the Matrix, you’re going to love this show. Feel free to call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 and you’ll be live on air. Or you can go to our chat room and weigh in or follow us on Twitter.