A couple of weeks ago I was asked to do a guest post for the Christian SF/F blog Speculative Faith and given a range of openings throughout the summer from which to pick. Since Arena in its repackaged version is due to release the first of July, I thought a guest post on something relating to that might be a good idea and picked July 6 for my publish date.
I’ve been brainstorming and thinking about the Spec Faith post for a week or two, but so far haven’t come up with anything that keeps going past a paragraph or two. So I decided to see if you all, my readers, might have some suggestions of things you might be interested in seeing a post about. If so, please let me know, in the comments or by email.
So far I’ve thought of:
telling the story of how Arena/Light of Eidon were published;
talking about how things have changed in the publishing field since those times;
discussing the idea that sex, violence, and dark events are not appropriate subject matter for Christian reading and should not appear in books;
grappling with the still prevalent idea that fantasy is only for kids, and why that isn’t necessarily so;
examining some of the specific elements of the allegory in Arena;
pr relating some of the responses I’ve gotten to Arena, both good, bad and wacky…
If any of those ideas seem particularly appealing, or you’re curious about a particular aspect of them I didn’t mention, or one of them triggered an entirely different idea or…
Please! Feel free to fire away.