Sept. 1, 2012
Brian Stanford book signing
-- San Antonio, TX - In the wake of releasing, The Mark of Gomorrah, his debut science fiction novel, author Brian Stanford recently sat with Schertz Magazine to discuss his novel and the impact it has had on the literary community. The Mark of Gomorrah, an independent book through Amazon Publishing Services, has slowly started to build a cult following. The book received rave reviews from Wicked Reviewers, the San Antonio Current, and the Independent Review, all applauding the Author’s imagination and story design.
In the interview, which will hit stands in October of 2012, Mr. Stanford explained the challenges of creating such a complicated storyline, and researching material that is so hot button. Religion. Faith. Christianity.
When the novel was in the promotional stages, the author was initially railed by Christian Groups as being “anti-Christian”
and “sinful.” However, as the book has received more and more exposure, Chistian’s have actually accepted the book as a fantastic example of herosim and faith. Connection to the Kingdom bookstore in San Antonio, Texas has even stocked the book in support of the author, noting that they do not often stock books that are not “Christian in nature.”
When Mr. Stanford sat down with the Wicked Review back in August he spoke about the type of books he likes to write. “I love novels that are fun. You pick the book up and instantly get pulled into it. I try to write with that in my mind. Keep it fun. Keep the reader engaged with the characters. I try desperately not to be didactic and overbearing. While this book has aspects that revolve around a Christian world and ideology, it is far from anti-Christian or pro-Christian. It is science fiction. With a big emphasis on the word ‘fiction.’”
He also spoke briefly about the books sequel, do out in 2013. “It’
s coming a long that much is for sure. Thus far, I am about twenty percent done with it. I have the whole thing plotted; it’s just arching it at this point. Putting the words on the paper. I will say this; it is much darker than the first book, which was dark already. I am in no hurry right now to finish. I am still promoting Gomorrah, and this book I want to be even better.”
The Mark of Gomorrah is on sale now through Amazon.com, in eBook format on Kindle, and available in select retail stores.