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CONTACT: Karina Fabian
For Immediate Release
Catholic Science Fiction Anthology an EPPIE Award Finalist
Fredericksburg, VA--Is that religion in my science fiction or science fiction in my religion? Infinite Space, Infinite God, edited by locals Karina and Robert
Fabian and published by Twilight Times Books is a finalist for best electronically-published science fiction, proving you
can have both.
"We're especially excited because this
year, there was no anthology category. The fact that we competed so well against
both SF novels and secular works shows how Infinite Space, Infinite God appeals
to a wider audience than just Catholics," said Karina Fabian.
"The role of a current, active religion
in the far future is barely explored territory. Most SF omits religion or treats
it as antithecal to an 'enlightened' future. Yet the Catholic Church has forwarded
the spiritual--and scientific--growth of Man for 2000 years. Faith does not die, nor does how we live that faith, and we wanted to tell stories that reflected that,"
she said. Fabian herself has written several SF and fantasy stories with religious
elements, some in conjunction with her husband, Rob.
Infinite Space, Infinite God
features fifteen stories about the future Catholic Church. They tell about Catholics
struggling to evangelize to aliens and lost human colonies and to determine the soul-status for genetically modified humans,
genetically-designed chimeras, and clones made from the Martian sand. They feature
the adventures of religious orders devoted to protecting interstellar travelers and inner-city priests. Two stories explore how technical advances allow monks to live in solitude on the Moon and to help one
criminal learn the true meaning of Confession. The introductions discuss present
doctrine and current trends in technology to set the framework for the stories and, the Fabians say, to encourage discussion.
(For more, see http://isigsf.tripod.com)
The Fabians’ first anthology, Leaps of Faith, featured Christian SF and was a finalist for the 2003 EPPIE and 2004
Dream Realms awards. Karina Fabian helped found the Catholic Writer’s Guild,
and Robert Fabian is a former speechwriter for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force and writes about space policy. Learn more at www.fabianspace.com.
Space, Infinite God is available online at www.twilighttimesbooks.com.
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