I’m one of the lucky ones. I got an advanced copy of Amish Vampires in Space. I would have finished it much sooner but life intervened. Isn’t it frustrating how life can get in the way of a really good book at times? 😉
This book is science fiction, and that’s what makes it strangely plausible. From Amish colonization of their own planet (can you not see the Amish jumping at the chance of getting their own whole planet (aside from having to ride a space ship to get there?)) to the origination of vampires, Kerry Nietz has done a brilliant job. The Amish society and their Ordnung-based motivations are believable. It’s their conflict with modernity and survival that has created a rich and rewarding theological tapestry that is refreshing, non-preachy, and open-ended. And the book comes full circle, giving the reader satisfaction at the end of the story.
Amish Vampires in Space is perfect for sci-fi or horror fans. But it’s also a great jump-in place to the world of speculative fiction for Amish fiction lovers, or readers of more conventional Christian fiction.
I’m not giving away copies this time. Instead, I’m going to see if we can get the author to come and talk to us about his book. Would you like that?
So, let me hear from you? Do you plan to read Amish Vampires in Space? Why or why not?