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The Lost Genre Guild Blog Tour!

I recently joined a group of like-mind individuals known as The Lost Genre Guild. Their mission is the promotion of speculative fiction written by Christians. They note how little, if any, speculative fiction resides on the typical Christian bookstore shelf. There is a bias against it among the CBA which most Christian bookstores are members of. Both because they have the opinion that it doesn’t sell well (despite some facts to the contrary), and the potential for it to offend a segment of their market (some Christians believe fantasy is of the devil and that science fiction is only for the secular/atheist out there).

So for those of us who¬† not only feel it is okay, but believe that God has called us to write good speculative fiction from a Christian world view, groups like the LGG provide support, marketing power, and collaboration on such projects. In the short time I’ve been on board with them, I feel that I’ve not only gained support for my writing and marketing, but a whole new set of friends that understand where I’m at, because most of them are there too!

While I didn’t get my hat in the pot this time around to be included on the list for the blog tour that is now on, I’d invite you to start off at the LGG Blog, then visit any of the following blogs to see the comments being posted.

http://www.lostgenreguild.com/

Also, if you would like to hear what others thought about the Lost Genre Guild, just click their name.

Brandon Barr
Justin Boyer
Keanan Brand
Kathy Brasby
Grace Bridges
Valerie Comer
Courtney
Frank Creed
Amy Cruson
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Janey DeMeo
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Andrea Graham
Todd Michael Greene
Katie Hart
Timothy Hicks
Joleen Howell
Jason Isbell
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
KaitCarol Keen
MagmaMargaret
Rachel Marks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Nissa
John W. Otte
Steve Rice
Crista Richey

About R. L. Copple
R. L. Copple enjoys a good cup of coffee and a fun story. These two realities and inspiration from the likes of Lester Del Ray, J. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, among others, caused him to write his own science fiction and fantasy stories to increase the fun in the world and to share his fresh perspective.
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6 Responses to The Lost Genre Guild Blog Tour!

  1. Yay! Great post. Just wondering, what’s the second L for? Lost Lemur Guild? Lost Limburger Guild?
    I predict that Rick is now going to change all the LLG’s in this post to LGG’s
    ;P

  2. Rick says:

    Second L? What second L? 8D

    Actually, they should have another L in there, for symmetry, don’t you think? Should be the “Long Lost Genre Guild.” Then it would be LLGG.

    But…good prediction. Spot on.

    Thanks! :D

  3. cyn says:

    Thanks Rick for posting about the guild. You pegged the apparent reasons the CBA booksellers (and the ECPA publishers) aren’t big on Christian speculative fiction. I made a similar comment on a different blog (D.G.D. Davidson’s) when he asked about Frank Creed’s statements on the LGG blog.

    I see you got a mention on A Frank Review.

  4. Mike Lynch says:

    Rick,

    I think you made some good points in your blog. Yes, I too feel like I have surrounded myself with like-minded people who are offering me the support and suggestions I need to keep going.

    Mike

  5. Frank Creed says:

    Rick–
    I’ve seen your name on the Web for ages. It’s great to have you, or any one of Bill Snodgrass’ crew on board.
    Happy New Year!

    Faith,
    f

    thefinishers.biz

  6. Very nice post, Rick. Thanks for taking part in the tour.

    Becky

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