Category Archives: Science Fiction

Blending Time by Michael Kinch (BuddyHollywood.com)

Turning seventeen isn’t as exciting as it used to be… say, back in 2025. Because in 2069, turning seventeen means that you are ready to be assigned to a permanent work assignment by the Global Alliance.

Do well in school and differentiate yourself and you may get out of digging a canal for the rest of your life. Jaym, a poor child of a single mother is seventeen and running out of job options. Reya, daughter of refugees from the desert formerly known as MexiCal doesn’t have a choice. D’Shay, a young man with a history of mistakes has no shot of getting a good career without bribing a hacker. All three think that they’ve made it by avoiding canal duty. Their job: go to Africa, where the population cannot reproduce because of a terrible solar flare damaging their genes, marry a pre-chosen mate then repopulate the continent. But the Blender program they’ve been chosen for isn’t all it seems.

Once they get to Africa they find a world very different than their training prepared them for. With no support from the Global Alliance, they have to make their way in a land filled with rebels and abject poverty…

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The Bloodlight Chronicles: Reconciliation by Steve Stanton

Zakariah and Mia Davis are Eternal – they have the alien virus – and will live forever. Their son Rix does not have the virus – he is human – subject to die like all humans. Zak will risk everything, even his own life, to get the alien virus for his son and give him Eternal life. Zak is a slider, a hacker, highly intelligent. He can and does create back doors into the system virtually going into cyberspace at will. Zak is wired for direct connection to global computer system where activities are conducted by avatars in virtual cyberspace. His avatar, business partner and surgical twin is Helena Sharp, Director of Eternal Research Institute (ERI).

Helena and Zak are going off planet through the McPherson Doorway to find the source of the virus. The mission goes terribly wrong and Zak is busted and burned. – he has been mind swept. All his memories are gone and he functions almost like a robot. He does not remember or recognize his wife and son. Mia is determined to winning back Zak’s love and starting over.

You will thoroughly enjoy Zak’s journey through cyberspace and his time in the belly of the beast. Stanton is an excellent writer of science fiction.

Highly recommended.


Mary Asher, the Golden Reviewer, is a founding book blogger for BookGateway.com and has generously provided this review. She describes herself as “An 80 year old avid reader reviews the newest in Christian fiction and non-fiction with a sprinkle of the secular on top.” Her old blog was at http://GoldenReviewer.blogspot.com.

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The Last Christian by David Gregory

By Lori Stilger

When I received this book to review, I was really skeptical; the title wasn’t Biblical, and I just didn’t see much hope for its contents.

Am I ever glad I didn’t let the title stop me from reading! This is a wonderful book, filled with interesting premises concerning the future, Biblical truths, and practical application all wrapped up in a fast-paced novel.

Set in 2088, the book’s main character is Abigail Caldwell, a missionary’s daughter who was born in New Guinea. Through events you’ll have to read for yourselves, Abigail makes her way to the States – where the trials and adventures really begin.

From self-propelled cars to self-replicating nannites, the book is filled with technology that, because of our current technology, is completely believable. From learning to politics, the changes the author puts forth seem both ordinary and terrifying.

I really don’t want to share too much of the plot or the truth and application you’ll find in this book; but I really do recommend that you read THE LAST CHRISTIAN. Plot twists, a fast read, and eye-opening Scripture usage will make this a book you won’t quickly forget.

The book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.

The Gospel According to Science Fiction by Gabriel McKee

Gabriel McKee sets out to explore how science fiction views theological issues, such as the nature of God, creation, souls, sin, and the afterlife, through how these have been portrayed in science fiction novels, television and film. Through the book the author uses his depth of science fiction knowledge to illustrate the connections that he has found between science fiction and religion. McKee uses illustrations from mainstream science fiction, like Battlestar Galactica (2003), Star Trek, Star Wars, the Matrix and the Twilight Zone, as well as science fiction that hardcore students of the genre will appreciate, like, Bova, Bradbury, Dick, Herbert, Heinlein, Silverberg and Vonnegut.

From the moment that I started reading McKee had me hooked. Admittedly, I am a big science fiction fan. Not just film either. My good friend Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, and science fiction author and reviewer, made certain of this by providing a gift of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One, 1929-1964, which opened my eyes to the progress that science fiction has made through the years and also to the way that science fiction speaks to the zeitgeist.

Today, we are inundated by science fiction focused on the end of the world because we are worried about it. I am convinced that a student of history could read the science fiction of the day and get a better understanding of the concerns of the generation that they study than by using university history texts.

In the same way that science fiction is focused on the same things that all people are, it is only natural that we find science fiction to be preoccupied with religion. What more important question can there be than, “Is there a God?” Followed closely behind by, “If so what or who is it?” These are the starting points of any human’s quest to find purpose. “Why am I here?” “How do I live?” or even, “Am I real?”

McKee’s book is an enjoyable lesson in the history of science fiction that deals with religion. Fans of science fiction and people of faith will undoubtably enjoy this book immensly as I did.


Scott Asher is the founder and administrator of BookGateway.com. Along with his contributions to BookGateway, he reviews for the commercial site BuddyHollywood.com. His personal blog is AshertopiA – a land flowing with milk and honey… and a lot of sticky people where he cartoons and writes on anything he finds funny and Christianity, which sometimes overlap.

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.