Travel has long been my cardinal muse, but in the shadow of viral pandemics I can admit only to the stay-at-home fingering of ancient classics and anything on cosmology, paleontology, or lost civilizations. I remain at heart, however, that nerdy kid who long devoured a book a week and all of them science fiction.
My qualifications span both science and theology. As both a former Christian Religious Eduction teacher and a published Scientist, my longstanding passion has been to delve into the primordial elements of the Genesis narratives with a scientist’s curiosity. To me, scientific rationalism and spirituality are complementary rather than mutually exclusive modes of understanding. I write, therefore, from a position where like the tension between the heart and mind, the interplay between the two informs a unified whole.
The quest in writing the Enok story has been to explore the primordial Biblical narratives as factual history — not to provide answers, but to invite reflection. Who were the serpents of Eden, really? What become of them? How did the human and serpent races fare after the Watcher invasion and the rise of the trans-human Nephilim?
The fantasy genre generally has dwelt long enough on sword-and-sorcery myth. It’s time for exploring a new milieu, that of the post-Edenic antediluvian Genesis — the world that some believe Tolkien was actually alluding to in his “middle earth” fantasies.
Going forward, I hope to continue exploring the antediluvian milieu in a series of reflective fantasy works.