CSFF Blog Tour: Sci-fi and MLP

And so the CSFF blog tour begins again. This month’s book is Numb, written by John Otte and published by Marcher Lord Press.

Numb is science fiction, a distinction in Christian speculative fiction these days. At some point fantasy became the dominant subgenre, trailed by apocalyptic fiction, dystopians, the angel/demon stories, “supernatural thrillers” (basically horror, people), and, yes, science fiction.

With an abundance of fantasy to enjoy, I am always happy to come across Christian sci-fi. I like well-done sci-fi as much as well-done fantasy, and I don’t often find it in my wanderings through Christian fiction. I was glad to receive Numb for review, and I will be glad to write about it these next two days.

Numb is, as far as I know, the first book released by Marcher Lord Press to be toured by the CSFF. But then, my knowledge of CSFF tours is not exactly exhaustive, so you probably don’t want to quote me on that. I won’t even mention any speculation that this month’s tour of Numb is somehow resultant of MLP changing hands at the beginning of the year. So you shouldn’t quote me on that, either, unless of course we learn someday that it’s true, in which case you can tell everyone you heard it here first.

But enough rumor-mongering. On to the links:

Numb on Amazon;

John Otte’s website;

and the blog tour, so that you may see what our tourers made of this sci-fi offering:

Julie Bihn
Jennifer Bogart
Keanan Brand
Beckie Burnham
Pauline Creeden
Vicky DealSharingAunt
Carol Gehringer
Victor Gentile
Rebekah Gyger
Nikole Hahn
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Emileigh Latham
Rebekah Loper
Jennette Mbewe
Amber McCallister
Shannon McNear
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Joan Nienhuis
Nissa
Faye Oygard
Writer Rani
Nathan Reimer
Jojo Sutis
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Shane Werlinger
Phyllis Wheeler
Nicole White


5 thoughts on “CSFF Blog Tour: Sci-fi and MLP

  1. Well, at risk of spoiling all the good rumors, here goes. CSFF featured Jill Williamson’s first Blood of Kings story, By Darkness Hid. This tour came about in large part because of John Otte himself. The “old” Marcher Lord management didn’t see the tour as cost effective for a small press, what with the cost of printing and shipping the books. The new management was willing to work with John to provide a combination of print and ebooks, holding the cost to a manageable size. Would the old management been willing to do the same? We’ll never know. 😉

  2. Shannon, I agree with you — it was fun to read a well-written science fiction. Reminded me of when I first discovered Kathy Tyers back in the 1970s . . . Couldn’t you see NUMB as a movie??? I can even think of some actors I’d cast . . .

  3. I am very glad to see another Marcher Lord Press book on the tour, and hope to see many more! I didn’t mind reading this as an ebook at all, and I thought it was a wonderful book.

  4. In many cases I actually prefer an ebook myself, so that wasn’t a hardship.

    Not mentioning you won’t mention it…I see what you did there. 🙂

  5. Thanks for sharing the facts with us, Becky. I’ve been curious since I realized we were doing a Marcher Lord Press book. Here’s hoping they find it worthwhile.

    Carol, it didn’t occur to me but I think you’re right: Numb is movie material. It would be easier to translate to the big screen than many other books.

    I’m glad to be touring a Marcher Lord Press book, too, Phyllis. Thanks for dropping by.

    Ah, so you caught me, Julie. 😉 At times like this I feel I could have a political career. “In fairness to my opponent, I will not bring up the accusations made against him, because if the investigation could not prove them …”

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