We are here for YOU. And we need you to find the Others. Others like us.
The Christian #SpecFic Reader exists to serve Christians who enjoy speculative fiction (scifi, fantasy, etc). With the help of the Internet, we've discovered that "we are not alone" in our interests. While we may be the 1% of our church congregations who watch Doctor Who, Firefly, and can quote every line of the The Princess Bride (insert your favorite movie here), there are many others out there like us.
And where there is a niche audience, there is a niche market. I've discovered authors who write speculative fiction informed by their Christian worldview. People who like the same "flavor" of story that I do. Not every Christian specfic fan is exactly the same, but that's part of the beauty of it. As we come together and gather around this bonfire of christianspecfic.com, we can find those who share our unique blend of specfic enjoyment.
Readers can find new books.
Authors can find new readers.
Fans can make new friends who then introduce them to new things they'll enjoy.
Iron sharpens iron as we discuss together what makes a piece of fiction resonate with us, as we explore how fiction can bring the redemption story of Jesus to the world, and as we encourage each other in our Christian walks. Christian fellowship, with Christians who "get" us.
Being Fans. Making Fans.
Let's go back to that part. This newspaper was born out of the gathering of Christian creatives at the Realm Makers conferences. But it is my passionate desire that this paper reaches FAR beyond "us Realmies". There are thousands, hundreds of thousands, of people who believe in Jesus and who enjoy Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Star Trek, and much more. I want this newspaper to be magnet content for those Christian fans of speculative fiction.
I want the Christian authors who write good #specfic to find a broader audience. I want the Christians who watch Dark Matter, Once Upon a Time, and Supernatural to find books they can share with their children, books that are written from a Christian worldview and which have the speculative elements that they themselves enjoy.
I want pastors to find resources that help them relate to the culture around them. I want the culture around us to see that Christianity isn't archaic but is so very relevant to the world in which we live today.
How You Can Help
If you share this vision, please join our efforts. Here are some ways to get involved:
- Share good content that you find by submitting it here.
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