CSFF Blog Tour – The Shadow and Night, Day 1

While the CSFF February tour is featuring The Shadow and Night, I want to include information about author Chris Walley.

For starters, he is one of the contributors at the Christian science fiction and fantasy team blog, Speculative Faith. You can see all of his posts, with topics ranging from fantasy and theology to a discussion of Phillip Pullman, by clicking on this link.

For another, Chris is a Brit (which may explain why he’s not been in the bookstore nearest you to sign autographs 😉 ), a Ph.D, a geologist, a husband, a father, a teacher, an occasional preacher. And then there’s that writing thing.

Under the pseudonym John Haworth, Chris published two thrillers, Heart of Stone and Rock of Refuge (why is it authors choose to write under a different name?) Some years later, he turned to science fiction and wrote The Lamb among the Stars series.

The first two books were published in the UK, then picked up by Tyndale. Two years after the books came out in paperback, the publisher decided to produce the entire series in hardback. Consequently, the first two books were repackaged under one title, the book we are featuring, The Shadow and Night.

Later that year (2006), the second hardback volume, The Dark Foundations, came out. The final novel in the trilogy (formerly the quartet), The Infinite Day, is coming out later this year. Which is especially good news for readers who hate to wait in between series.

From now through Wednesday, there will be discussion about Chris’s work, and possible about his theology. Could get interesting, but then CSFF isn’t necessarily known for it’s uneventful tours. 😉

Take time this week to see what others have to say about this adult science fiction:

Published in: on February 18, 2008 at 12:47 pm  Comments (10)  
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  1. Books under a different name! Well, I’ll be…


  2. Becky,

    So, what did you think of the book?



  3. I enjoyed the books, and I’ll be reading the final two in the series wheteher on teh Blog Tour or not!

    Michael A. Heald


  4. Thanks for the clarification on the history of Chris’s books and when the rest are out. Looking to see what else you’ll have to say tomorrow!


  5. I was trying to figure out what all had happened. I knew they’d been released previously, but then I wasn’t sure.

    Thanks, Becky! Looking forward to the tour.


  6. Can’t wait to hear what you thought of the book! 🙂


  7. Thanks, all, for your comments.

    Michael, I’m happy that you’ve found these books and want the others. I really am impressed that Tyndale invested so much (big books, hardback no less, are not cheap to publish), and I hope the science fiction starved readers find these stories.

    And those of you who want to know what I think? Well, you’ll just have to keep coming back. 😉



  8. As I would have expected, great post Becky. You are an inspiration to me, and I’m sure to many. Thanks.

    Janey — http://www.JaneyDeMeo.com


  9. I got my review up. Sorry it’s a wee bit late…



  10. Thanks, Janey. That’s a real encouragement.

    Grace, I appreciate you letting me know. I’ll look forward to reading your thoughts.



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