Monday, February 19, 2007

CSFF Tour- Where the Map Ends

I missed last month's Christian Sci-Fi and Fantasy blog tour, to my chagrin. This time around I'm happy to join with the gang to highlight WhereTheMapEnds.

This site is the brainchild of Jeff Gerke, former fiction acquistion editor for Multinomah, Realms, and NavPress. He has a love for speculative fiction and it shows in all he talks about throughout the site.

It is an impressive work and a good resource for budding fiction writers, particularly those who are working on speculative fiction. One impressive resource is the booklist, which is one of the most comprehensive lists of spec fic I've seen online. He even graciously gives a low speed and graphics version of the page, with Amazon links to the works he describes. If you're looking for good Christian sci-fi or fantasy, this is a great place to start.

The design of the site is very good, although on smaller monitors there's a little overlap with the newsletter registration sidebar that is noticeable. Picky, picky. Well, Jeff is running a pretty high-class setup there, so he needs to polish it up as nice as possible, IMHO.

I'll point out some other great features presently, but check out these fine blogging folk below for more insight into WheretheMapEnds. Oh, and don't miss my review of Abiding Darkness here.

Nissa Annakindt
Jim Black
Grace Bridges
Jackie Castle
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
CSFF Blog Tour
Gene Curtis
Chris Deanne
Janey DeMeo
Tessa Edwards
April Erwin
Kameron M. Franklin
Linda Gilmore
Beth Goddard
Marcus Goodyear
Andrea Graham
Todd Michael Greene
Leathel Grody
Katie Hart
Sherrie Hibbs
Sharon Hinck
Christopher Hopper
K. D. Kragen
Tina Kulesa
Kevin Lucia and The Bookshelf Reviews 2.0 - The Compendium
Rachel Marks
Shannon McNear
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen
John Ottinger
Robin Parrish
Cheryl Russel
Hanna Sandvig
Mirtika Schultz
James Somers
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Daniel I. Weaver
Timothy Wise
D.G.D. Davidson
John W. Otte


  1. Thanks for the nice comment, sweetums. And, yes, you're entered for the giveaway. :)


  2. Hi-passing through and thought I would say hello.

    Tina Kulesa is going to talk about the website just as you have.

    I'm going to have to check out that book list that everyone is talking about.

  3. Great post, Jason. I agree that Jeff should make the site as sharp as possible. The blog tour is giving him feedback on this sort of thing--something he isn't going to get any other way (unless he starts his forum).

    Look forward to what else you'll have to say.