Wednesday, September 24, 2008



Jeff Gerke
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This is the third bog tour day for new publisher, Jeff Gerke's Lord Marcher Press.
The first three books availble on October 1st are Hero, Second Class, by Mitchell Bonds; The Personifid Invasion, by R.E. Bartlett; and Summa Elvetica: A Casuistry of the Elvish Controversy, by Theodore Beale.

In the fantasy, Summa Elvetica, scholar Markus Valerius is called to the office of the
Holy Sanctiff at the the Holy Palace. A commentary by Marcus on the Summa Spiritus, written about the many different races of Selenoth and their place in God's plan, brings him to the attention of The Church's spiritual leaders. The Holy Sanctiff wishes to determine whether elves, and other non-human races, have an immortal soul, and what should be done by The Church if they do.

Theodore Beale brings a new twist to the standard fantasy world. What if the fantasy world included a Roman Catholic church and clergy? At first this reminded me of the Deryni series by Katherine Kurtz, but Beale has created a whole new world with Selenoth. Things aren't as easy as Markus expects, not all races care to embrace The Way of The Church. With Lodi the dwarf for protection, Marcus and his group leave human civilization to meet with the Elven races.

The Personifid Invasion by R.E. Bartlett, is the second book in the Personifid series. The first book in the series is titled, The Personifid Project. In the future, scientists are able to detect a person's soul and move it to a new robotic body called a 'personifid'.
The Personifid Invasion begins with a soul's transference from a human body into a cold, robotic body. The girl feels this is wrong, but does not possess the strength to resist. A human voice informs her that none of this will be remembered; she now has a new superior body.

Aphra, a receptionist for the personifids at the Sevig Empire Building is upset to receive a phone request for an information packet concerning the spiritual implacations of transferrence. Needing to leave suddenly, Aphra disconnects the virtual connection. She has been in her own apartment the whole work day. Her supervisor calls to inform Aphra that Sevig expects all employees to work live at the office, and will soon require all employees to transfer to personifid bodies.
Sevig Corporation tries to describe the personifids as the best body money can buy. But something is lost during the transfer, and how much control over the new bodies and minds does a person actually have? Sevig isn't being forthcoming about the personifids. What terrible secret are is Sevig hiding?

1 comment:

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Great posts for the tour, Tim.

I'm sure you'll be happy to learn that I tagged you over at A Christian Worldview of Fiction. Hope you decide to play. It's an easy one.