Thanks to Ed Brayton for revealing the existence of Anomalos Publishing. This new Christian publisher is excited to announce:
We are working on a project right now with an author who has written a phenomenal piece of fiction that will blow the lid off the creationism/intelligent design vs evolution debate.
I’ve gotten my hopes up so often that I’m going to wait to see. While authors like Denton, Johnson, Dembski, Behe, Brown and Wells all do well at creating their fictional premise, the actual storytelling gets a bit convoluted and too conceptual. I like the idea of a novel written as if it were a scientific discourse, or as if it were a jeremiad about evolution in a world where logic and data are different from what we know in this world. Unfortunately, these authors didn’t quite strike the right balance between the fictive pseudoscience and the necessary self-awareness that the genre relies on. That most of these authors have written sequels of even less literary merit is very disappointing.
Hopefully this new book will be better. Maybe it should involve a curator at the Museum of Natural History getting murdered in front of a Tyrannosaurus fossil, and only through the anagram-solving skills of the protagonist can the murderer be identified and the greater mystery revealed – that a secret group of Catholic Anglican scholars have been tasked with hiding the truth about who (or what!) created life on Earth.
I know that the nugget of the story is embedded in the writings of Billy Dembski, but I think a young, ambitious author could turn that into a decent literary franchise. There might even be a movie in it.