Why so little Christian science fiction?

I am essentially done with my latest book, In Perilous Flight, and you should see it at the start of May atĀ Amazon.com. Now I am in the market for a new book idea, as I want a break before heading to book three of the same series.

What I really want to do is a truly Christian science fiction novel. One where major Christian themes are involved.

I did some searching for Christian science fiction and you know what I found? Very little. It seems there is almost no good Christian science fiction being published on a regular basis. When looking for a list of such books I get stories from either long dead authors or a story here or there where some vaguely Christian idea presents itself.

I am at a loss. As a believer in the God of the Bible, I see no conflict between the God who invented the laws of physics and the universe itself and a story that takes place in that universe, however remote. Indeed, I see no conflict with hard science and the God of creation.

And so I am disappointed that it seems Christians have let a secular world view pretty much dominate science fiction. I want to take that back. Not to mention, I would like to have more Christian science fiction books to choose from when anyone goes looking.

About Aaron K. Redshaw

Aaron's goal for writing is to create believable characters in fantasy or science fiction worlds that do not leave out the element of faith in a personal and loving God. He is an English teacher at a large public high school, the senior co-pastor of New Hope Church in Scotts Valley, CA (newhopesv.org), and a father and husband in a wonderful family which he hopes to someday patent.
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