This anthology is a showcase for the best stories submitted in the general field of speculative fiction by Christian authors for this project. It represents a wide variety of genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal. There is no common theme to these tales, though the subject of empathy or lack thereof does come up in them repeatedly. This is most definitely not an anthology about orbits which are somehow mythical.
The main goal of this anthology was to demonstrate that Christian authors can write speculative fiction well. Stories with a wide range of appeal are included here, mostly serious, some with humor, some with “happy endings” and others clearly not so happy. All of them worth reading.
Join me as I talk with Travis Perry, publisher and editor of Mythic Orbits as we discuss this anthology and what it means for speculative fiction. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.
Travis Perry is an Army Reserve officer who has had a wide variety of experiences, from riding a horse to school parttime as a young boy growing up in Montana, to serving in the Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, and East Africa with the US Army as an adult. He speaks multiple foreign languages, loves a wide variety of fiction genres, and has written some thought-provoking science fiction, fantasy, and horror tales. Working on a Masters Degree in History, he recently married to a lovely Mexican lady and currently lives in Monterrey, Mexico. His current focus is as a publisher, in which Bear Publications is putting together original story anthologies with unique focus, including Medieval Mars, Avatars of Web Surfer, and the soon-to-be released Mythic Orbits 2016.