Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Offworld by Robin Parrish

I knew this one would be intriguing right from the get-go. I mean, who wouldn't have interest in a book with the premise of the whole earth's population disappearing without a trace? With no explanation.

Not exactly what four astronauts from Mars want to come home to. But it's exactly what happens, and we spend the whole book discovering along with them what really took place.

I'm not a sci-fi die hard or anything, but I just can't resist a good speculative title like this. Robin managed to hold my interest, like he did with his first novel Relentless. Towards the end I had to stretch my imagination a little, but really. This whole premise is about blowing our disbelief out of the water. A great summer novel!

And guess what? I'm giving away a copy. Just leave me a comment with your favorite Christian speculative fiction title, and I'll enter your name in the drawing. Winner will be picked next Monday.

Read the first chapter here.

Watch the trailer:

11 comments:

Janet said...

I'm old-fashioned, I guess. I still like C.S. Lewis's science fiction trilogy. But I'm open to finding new favourites.

C.J. Darlington said...

Oh, I loved that series, Janet! Especially Out of the Silent Planet. So many amazing insights in there.

Nancy Farrier said...

The favorite that comes to mind is Karen Hancock's, Arena. I liked all of her books. I've never read Robin's books, but they sound very interesting.

Anonymous said...

I've read "Oxygen" by Randall Ingermanson, a free e book a while ago (can't find it now to reread) but I absolutely loved it.
This one sounds good too!

Judith Rivard

~Brenda said...

Ya' can't get any better than "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" ... can ya'? :-)

~Brenda

Karen said...

Easy - The Screwtape Letters.

Connie Brz said...

Field of Blood by Eric Wilson :)

Michelle V said...

I think this one would be considered Christian speculative: "Uncharted" by Angela Hunt.

Shauna said...

Full Disclosure by Tamara Tilley

Offworld looks good.

Can't wait for yours too. :-)

~Shauna

Kristi said...

I think A Lever Long Enough by Amy Deardon.

Would love to read this one!

Jessica said...

Hmmm, I haven't read a whole lot, I don't think. Does Dekker count? I also read Deardon's and really liked it.
This book sounds fascinating! Can I still be entered?