Tuesday, August 18, 2009

CSFF Blog Tour-Offworld by Robin Parrish

It's time for the August Christian Sci Fi and Fantasy
Blog Tour. This month's featured novel is Offworld by Robin Parrish. In summary, the book is about a what happens when a mission to Mars is over and the crew return to Earth. The catch is all of the people have vanished(time for the Twilight Zone music).

My full review will appear later at the Christian Fiction Library site.

Reading this story brought back memories of other science fiction stories dealing with loneliness. A few of my favorites are...

1. George R. R. Martin's Dying of the Light. A man is asked by a former lover to meet her on a strange planet.

2. J. G. Ballard's Hello America. The rediscovery of America 100 years after it is abandoned.

3. Twilight Zone episode-Time Enough at Last. A man who loves to read survives a nuclear explosion and is left alone with a library.

4. Twilight Zone episode-Five Characters in Search of an Exit. Five people find themselves trapped in a giant cylinder with no idea who they are or how they got there.

Has the atmosphere of Offworld reminded you of any other stories?

Please take the time to visit the other sites participating in the tour.

Brandon Barr
Justin Boyer
Keanan Brand
Gina Burgess
Melissa Carswell
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Linda Gilmore
Beth Goddard
Todd Michael Greene
Katie Hart
Ryan Heart
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Melissa Meeks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen (posting later in the week)
John W. Otte
Lyn Perry
Steve Rice
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Speculative Faith
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Dona Watson
Elizabeth Williams

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