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Faraway and Forever   This collection of novelettes takes the reader from the not to distant future to a time when travel between worlds is a common occurrence.  Each stop along mankind’s journey outward to the stars is accompanied by a deeper look inward—from examining how extraterrestrial beings might use our own biology against us, to whether a human consciousness can survive in a virtual environment, to how wishes are really granted.  Original and thought provoking, these stories—which include an interstellar religious thriller involving a second coming of Christ—will stimulate the intellect and engage the imagination.

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Layne Mandros
"Along the way, the five works here offer readers remarkable flights of imagination, occasional surprises, and an overarching sense of wonder. A high-quality anthology with a Christian outlook that embraces science."

"I was intrigued by all of the stories for their clarity and directness—no pompous prose, just clear voice and clear thinking. I especially admire that the use of science (and fictive science) is in service of, never overpowering, the human dynamic, the human question, the human center to each story . . . all of them are compelling."
    Associate Dean of the College, Wake Forest University, Founder of Words Awake!

[Look for updates and information soon related to WordsAwake!, the celebration of Wake Forest Writers and Writing.  There will be another celebration and gathering—WA5!—in Spring, 2024, in Winston-Salem, NC.  Send news, inquiries, comments, and announcements to Tom Phillips.  Click here for more information.]

"Wilkie has produced an amazingly imaginative and compelling set of stories that not only take the reader to new worlds, but convey fundamental life lessons we would all do well to ingest. For a non-science fiction reader, they were a revelation. I highly recommend them to anyone interested in an entertaining and enlightening read."
—MARY LLEWELLYN McNEIL, author of Century’s Witness
This collection of stories is scheduled for release on July 18, 2023 (She Writes Press).

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