Shannon Dittemore



I’m stoked to announce my August pick for Site of the Month. Stoked!

Speculative Faith is a site dedicated to readers and writers of “visionary fiction.” And, I love that phrase: visionary fiction.

I’ve been doing my darndest to define speculative fiction and I seem to run into vague and conflicting definitions all over the web.

But it includes fantasy, science fiction, the supernatural, superheroes, dystopian works and the like. It’s a very broad term encompassing much of what I LOVE about literature: the crazy imagination stuff.

It’s also a genre that confuses some. Especially those brave enough to wonder just how these types of imaginings fit into a faith-based worldview.

Speculative Faith has a rotating schedule of five different bloggers examining these issues through the filter of Bible-colored lenses. Time and again I’ve been impressed with their application of Scripture and their kind-hearted encouragement that we examine what we believe about the arts and entertainment.

They are also FABULOUS about replying to blog comments and keeping the conversation alive. It’s a gold mine of valuable information and thought-provoking topics for readers and writers alike.

Stop by, say hello. Tell ’em I said hi!

You can also find them on Twitter and Facebook.



  • Comment by E. Stephen Burnett — July 29, 2011 @ 9:41 am

    Thanks for your comments and encouragements, Shannon!

    I might also point out that last month Speculative Faith also launched our comprehensive Speculative Faith Library. Its mission: to give readers, parents or teachers, and writers, a complete, interactive resource for finding Christian visionary fiction. Eventually we will have all such authors and novels listed on the site, cross-referenced by author, publisher, series title, and best of all, BookTags, giving anyone the ability to find similar books as simple as clicking.

  • Comment by Shan — July 29, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    How awesome is that, Stephen!? Brilliant! And thanks for letting me steal your site for the month!

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