“I hope I have created a story that is enjoyable to read while still being theologically sound. To accomplish this, I had to stretch what I personally believe about how things probably happened into the realm of what could possibly have happened. I personally believe God did things differently than how some of them are portrayed in this story, however I do feel what is portrayed is theologically possible. Even if by a strange twist of fate these events turn out to be close to the truth, they will still fit within the bounds of scripture, but it may require stretching some preconceived views to see it that way.”
I believe he wrote a very entertaining tale starting from his premise. it surprised me— several times. That is rare at this stage of my life. It did give him a good tale to teach an important truth. I think you’ll enjoy it.
As Redemptive Science Fiction Firestarter deserves recognition
As you know by now, this spiritual level in books today is rarely reached. Authors tend to avoid it because of the potential impact on sales. Vance resisted that temptation and gives us good science fiction with a solid dose of truth. That needs to be recognized and encouraged.
You will enjoy this read.
It’s a good book for youth
I imagine that young teenagers and possibly pre-teens would also enjoy this one. I’d read it first before you give it to your child. But it’s a solid story.