Leaps of Faith is an anthology of inspirational science fiction. The 15 short stories cover the entire spectrum of the genre, from time travel to space exploration; hard sci-fi to alien encounters. For the first time in print, Leaps of Faith was originally published as an e-book that was a 2004 EPPIE award finalist.The talented group of authors come from backgrounds as varied as the stories: a rocket scientist, a Lt. Col.(USAF), professors of English and Physics, a minister, and a 5-time EPPIE winner. The stories in Leaps of Faith strive to show the positive relationship between science and religion and were compiled by the talented Karina and Robert Fabian.
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I'm writing this seven years and seven books after Leaps of Faith came out. Leaps was my first published book (aside from some craft books), and mine and my husband's first anthology. I'm thrilled at the opportunities it opened up for me, because truly, it has helped define my career.
Leaps of Faith started on a date. My husband, Rob, and I have always been good communicators, so I wanted to do something different on our dinner-date. Rather than talk kids or dreams or relationship, we talked stories. We wove a fantastic universe where humankind had settled the solar system and the Catholic Church was forging its presence there--including an order of nuns dedicated to search and rescue in outer space.
Having written some stories, I sought out a chance to get them published, which led me to talk with Kathryn Lively of FrancisIsidore e-press. She asked me if I'd consider expanding to an anthology of many writers of Christian SF, and I gladly agreed.
Rob and I had a grand time seeking stories. We ended up rejecting some real stinkers. The most memorable were the ones that wanted to clone Jesus to force the Second Coming. No one was able to pull it off convincingly, alas. We also found some gems--stories we still think about seven years later. We were thrilled to have some members of SFWA submit, and some of the authors of Leaps went on the write for Infinite Space, Infinite God I and II. When FrancisIsidore shut its doors and Kathryn moved on to different adventures (raising a family and editing for Mundania), we were blessed to find The Writers' Cafe Press, which put it out in print as well as e-book again.
Probably what we're most proud of when it comes to this book is that we focused on an area seldom expolored: religion and science fiction interacting positively, rather than using SF to evangelize (or argue against science) or taking the more common SF approach that science and religion do not mix--or even worse, that human kind needs to outgrow their archaic faith beliefs.
I hope you'll pick up Leaps of Faith. It's a fun book, no matter what your faith beliefs.
Tired of science fiction that ignores our spirituality, or religious fiction that's weak on science? Leaps of Faith is the answer to a prayer. Each of its stories examines the interrelationship of fiath and science in the development of humankind:
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