CSFF Blog Tour — Residential Aliens

22 Aug

This month the Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour is featuring the speculative fiction ezine  — Residential Aliens. 

From editor Lyn Perry —  

Welcome to Residential Aliens!

My name is Lyn Perry and I’m the publisher of ResAliens Press and editor of Residential Aliens – a zine of spiritually infused speculative fiction. I enjoy reading, writing, reviewing, editing, and publishing a broad range of SF/F.

I also embrace literature from a spiritual perspective. Combining spec fic and spirituality, and wanting to contribute to faith-informed genre fiction, ResAliens Press offers fans of science fiction, fantasy, and spiritual & supernatural thriller a quality venue in which to share their passion.

Our micropress also releases a quarterly print magazine called ResAliens (purchase an issue today!), as well as themed single author and multi-author anthologies. We’ll be publishing novels later this year.

My hope is that both online and in print you will find engaging fiction that is truthful to the human experience yet touches on things eternal. Thanks for reading our offerings. Your comments, submissions, and word-of-mouth advertisements are always welcome.

What’s in a Name?

ResAliens is short for Residential Aliens. A resident alien is, of course, a foreigner who is residing temporarily in a country not her own – an expatriate of sorts. Believers in heaven (or a “coming new age”) often consider themselves to be simply passing through this world on their way to a better land. The idea is that, although we’re currently inhabitants of earth, we’re really citizens of heaven and thus pilgrims, or aliens, on this planet.

An ancient text states: “All these people [looking forward to a new age] were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.” (Hebrews 11:13)

From the Seven Stars…

Our subtitle, Speculative Fiction from the Seven Stars, is inspired by the Book of Revelation that describes Jesus in heaven: “In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.” (Revelation 1:16) The seven stars are interpreted as seven angels or messengers of Christ. In other words, God uses his messengers to share his vision of this coming new age with the world. My hope is that ResAliens can help translate that vision.

Is this a Christian Zine?

In that I am a believer and follower of Christ, yes. The authors and audience, however, may or may not come from a position of faith. But what I think you’ll find here is a collection of quality stories with a moral or spiritual thread that appeals to the broad and varied interests of fans of speculative fiction.

In fact, we accept stories from people of all walks of faith or from none. From my submission guidelines: “I’m looking for quality speculative fiction with a spiritual foundation. Submissions need not be religious in nature. However, we are looking for engaging stories that are truthful to the human experience while offering the reader something of the eternal.”

Again, thanks for reading!
Your Fellow Alien, Lyn

You can find out more info at the Editor’s blog and at Lyn’s personal blog.

So follow the links and check out this great ezine and press.  You can also find out the buzz from others on the tour by clicking on their links below.

Noah Arsenault
Brandon Barr
Thomas Clayton Booher
Grace Bridges
Jeff Chapman
CSFF Blog Tour
Carol Bruce Collett
D. G. D. Davidson
Dean Hardy
Katie Hart
Ryan Heart
Bruce Hennigan
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Shannon McDermott
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Lyn Perry
Sarah Sawyer
Jessica Thomas
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Phyllis Wheeler

3 Responses to “CSFF Blog Tour — Residential Aliens”

  1. Lyn August 24, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    Thanks for the mention – appreciate all the attention the tour has generated. Best wishes in your projects as well. Lyn

    • rbclibrary August 25, 2011 at 6:14 am #

      Thanks for stopping by Lyn. Best wishes to you as well.


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