Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Have you heard the rumors about Frank Creed?

They're true!!! (Well, except for a few that Mavis and Calamity Kid have been spreading, but that's because they are taking all the credit.)
I've already spread my own review around around, but I thought I would take a few tiny excerpts, just a FEW, from the multitude of rave reviews that have multiplied like rabbits on the blogs lately. As you will see, I am far from the only one who loves Frank Creed's novel Flashpoint: Book One of the Underground. Oh, by the way, if you comment here, you'll still be included in the drawing for FLASHPOINT and 4 more Spec-fic books!

"Creed provides a thrilling tour through dingy city scenes with a snappy Film Noir dialogue style that permeates the book. The novel twists like a pretzel through multiple dead ends, blind leads, and unexpected turns to make for an enjoyable and satisfying whirl through Creed's dark Chicago of 2036.Creed succeeds in creating believable 2030s Street Slang, fantastic technology, arsenals of powerful weapons, and action-packed fight scenes. This isn't your dad's Christian fiction, this is too cool to be left on a bookshelf action mixed with a good dose of high tech weaponry." Adam Graham, http://blog.lostgenreguild.com/2007/09/flashpoint-of-new-genre.html

"Flashpoint is roughly a Christian answer to the Matrix, but most of the action (including sword fights and martial arts displays) occurs in the real world, courtesy of combined high tech and spiritual power, so there's a certain amount of Americanized wuxia going on, too. And it all happens in a not-too-distant future where the U.S. has surrendered its sovereignty to foreign powers in the name of security. Christians, meanwhile, have been branded as terrorists and driven underground." Stephen L. Rice, http://ansric.blogspot.com/2007/05/crouching-matrix-hidden-christians.html

"The science engine used (thus the CYBER aspect of cyberpunk) for FLASHPOINT rivals the likes of the Matrix movies for both its WOW factor and originality. We end up with a band of almost super-human heroes coupling their faith with technology (in a world where faith seems at war with technology) and becoming weapons for Godâ??s glory. Super human strength, speed, intuition, cognition, perception, etc. The stupefying arsenal of divine powers makes for an amazing ride. FLASHPOINT would make one heck of a movie! " Daniel I. Weaver, http://www.danieliweaver.com/blog

"People, the year 2036 is almost here. We have the chip implant technology, GPS satellites, and all these interesting groups that you'd expect; the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Want to have some fun? Do a Google search on "World Organizations". We're closer to a "One State" government and its churchy counter part, "One Church" than you may wish to believe. People are manipulating DNA in search of the perfect human (Dr. Mengela would be so proud). Technology has taken us into the realm of nanotechnology, meaning the ability to build simple machines at or below the atomic level. In other words, you can't see them. Where will it all end? You have a Bible? The ending is written in there. It's amazing how the Apostle John could be so accurate, especially most of the things he talked about were hundreds of years from existing on any level.

Frank Creed isn't trying to tell us something we don't already know. He's trying to prepare us for a battle too many of us are willing to admit is already here. Way to go Frank." David Brollier, http://cmwforum.blogspot.com

"This "little book" is so chock-full of action that I had to give it far more time than would be usual for one this size. There are some scenes you have to read over again and again, just for that stunning visual effect in your mind. Ever heard of ground-breaking fiction? This is it. Hot stuff! I had to let it sink in for a few days before I could think about writing a review?" Grace Bridges, http://gracebridges.blogspot.com/2007/10/flashpoint-by-frank-creed.html

"If you're one of the many Christian science fiction fans who've despaired upon finding good science fiction with a distinctly Christian worldview, weep no more. Frank Creed has delivered a novel that will appeal to teenagers and adults alike and that will please even the most ardent technophile. Flashpoint is more than worth a read." Karen McSpadden, http://disturbingreviews.blogspot.com/2007/10/cfrb-blog-tour-flashpoint.html

And now for a lighter side. Publisher Cynthia MacKinnon, of The Writers' Cafe Press, put together this little 'gossip' piece for PR and laughs. Okay, cut her some slack; remember she's been around Frank a lot for a couple of years now!


Caprice Hokstad said...

Great post, Cathi. The rumor I heard was that the company that puts out G.I. Joe was looking to add a non-lethal character to their line and we might all be standing in line at Christmas to buy CK action figures. I think it's true, but maybe Mavis started that one.

Frank Creed said...

Two on-topic messages from my inbox--very excited. You won't believe this Christmas shopping news! I'm in the toy aisle now!:
Allow me to introduce myself; my name is Fischer Price.

We've got a new teething-ring shaped like Nasty Nero on the market this Christmas shopping season. Best selling item thus far.

Thouht you'd like to know,
Mr. Price

On the behalf of Milton Bradley, it's Milt here.

Frank, tanks for your e-mail, but you're behind on news. We've teamed up with Parker brothers (all six of them!), and now sell toys under the Hasbro logo.

Based on Calamity Kid's action moves in Flashpoint, we're packaging games with his mug on the box for this shopping season: Ants in the Pants, Barrel of Monkeys, Battleship Game, and Cooties.
Oh. Sorry, strike that.

You lost Cooties packaging this year to one Sue Dent. I tried a CEO veto for you buddy, but the Board of Directors voted me down. Sorry bout your luck.

The bad news: Monopoly: 2036: Chicago: Biblical cyberpunk is still in market research. Not looking good--Christians hate sci-fi.

If I were you, I'd keep the factory job.

Regards to your lovely wife,

Frank Creed--

Sorry for the rejection letter
Here at Coleco, all we do is electronic games. Word on the street is that M.L. Tyndall and Sue Dent know HTML.

Don't call us, we'll call them.

Go back to school,

Two out of three ain't bad.
Frank Creed