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Interview with Karina fabian

How long have you been writing?

I can remember wanting to be a writer since about third grade, but didn't start writing professionally until 1995, as a mother of toddlers.

You have several published books. Please tell us a bit about each

Infinite Space, Infinite God: Is that religion in my science fiction or science fiction in my religion? The writers of the Catholic SF anthology Infinite Space, Infinite God (available at www.twilighttimesbooks.com) have so seamlessly combined the two that it's hard to tell.

Infinite Space, Infinite God features fifteen stories about the future Catholic Church: its struggles evangelize aliens and lost human colonies and to determine the soul-status of genetically modified humans, genetically-designed chimeras, and clones made from the Martian sand; the adventures of religious orders devoted to protecting interstellar travelers or inner-city priests; and how technical advances allow monks to live in solitude on the Moon and help one criminal learn the true meaning of Confession. But it's more than just a great read. With introductions exploring the issues at hand and current Church thinking, Infinite Space, Infinite God is bound to spark discussion and make people think--just as good science fiction should.

Leaps Of Faith An Anthology of Christian Science Fiction: Tired of science fiction that ignores our spirituality, or religious fiction that's weak on science? Leaps of Faith is an answer to a prayer! Each of its stories examines the interrelationship of faith and science in the development of human kind:

· Can androids have souls--what is sentience?

· How can we evangelize on alien worlds?

· What role will the true Creator play when humans try to "play God" with time travel?

· Can we reach the stars without that leap of faith?


Critically acclaimed, a 2004 EPPIE Awards finalist, it received highest praise even from an atheist critic who usually hates SF!

Magic, Mensa and Mayhem: Vern is a cynical dragon living on the wrong side of the Interdimensional Gap and working off a geas by St. George as a professional problem solver and agent of the Faerie Catholic Church. In this case, he and his partner, Sister Grace, a High Mage of the Faerie Catholic Church, have been asked by the Church to chaperone a few dozen Faerie citizens at a Mensa convention. Should be a cushy job, right? Not when pixies start pranking, Valkyries start vamping and a dwarf goes to the equivalent of Disneyworld hoping to be "discovered." Environmentalists protest Vern's "disrupting the ecosystem," while clueless tourists think he's animatronic. When the elves get high on artificial flavorings and declare war on Florida, it turns into the toughest case they'd not get paid for. Magic, Mensa and Mayhem is based loosely on the award-winning serial "mystery" in the North Dakota Prairie Dawg.

All of them are available on Amazon, and you can learn more about each by visiting www.fabianspace.com and clicking on the cover. I am also in two anthologies (Twisted Fayrie Tales and Firestorm of Dragons) and will be in 2 more later this year.

Your latest book Magic, Mensa and Mayhem is a fantasy. What's the hardest thing about writing fantasy?

Tough questions, because I don't find writing fantasy hard. Sci-Fi is more of a challenge. I think in both, however, my biggest challenge is bringing the reader into my big, complex fabulous world quickly without resorting to a data dump. This is even harder with the DragonEye, PI, stories, of which Magic, Mensa and Mayhem is one. It's told first person by Vern, the dragon, and he loves to talk!

Who is your favourite character from the book? Why?

Obviously, Vern is my favorite. He's sarcastic and completely sure of himself (as a dragon should be), irritable, but with a heart of gold. He also loves alliterations and puns, which makes him fun to write. He says a lot of things I'd love to say in his situation but would never have the guts to do.


Where can people find out more about you and your writing?


www.fabianspace.com has all the books and my stories. Writers can also find some helpful information there, including some e-books on marketing, a list of my workshops, and tips.

Also, if you like Vern, check out www.dragoneyepi.net. If you join his website, you get a free bi-monthly newsletter, A Dragon's Eye View with articles from me and Vern, Faerie facts, and special offers. I also have a story for sale there and am giving away a story to anyone who registers before April 30.


Anything else you'd like to add?


Just grazie for the opportunity!


Infinite Space, Infinite God:



Leaps of Faith:



Firestorm of Dragons:



Magic, Mensa and Mayhem:

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the opportunity to talk about my books, Jo!

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  2. Wonderful interview, Karina. Your works sound fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

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