A featured part of the SciFan™ Magazine will include a unique web serial fiction called The SciFan™ Universe: A Scientific Creationist Story. And yes, the name is meant to be controversial. Why? Think about the Harry Potter Universe. There are countless groups who have banned Harry Potter from their schools, churches, communities, and even entire countries. Many teachers and leaders have felt that Harry Potter should be banned from classrooms because it ‘glorifies witchcraft’.
This is an ongoing controversy and a lot of people are very heated about this topic… but what does it do? It gives J.K. Rowling free publicity! By banning her books, they are shooting themselves in the foot as children become even more attracted to this ‘forbidden fruit’ of literature.
Where am I going with this? The theory of Creationism (a.k.a. Intelligent Design) has already been banned from public schools by the Supreme Court in 1987. The controversy is centered around the separation between Church and State, and is a very heated topic. Mind you, The SciFan™ Universe: A Scientific Creationist Story will not be teaching Creationism in any fashion – nor will we ever breach the topic of who or what is God. Simply, the Title is an oxymoron and suggests blasphemy. Our goal is to stir up our own controversy in a unique marketing ploy of Product Differentiation. Every contributing author to The SciFan™ Universe will receive special recognition, and the ultimate goal is to boost awareness of that author’s writing style. This will hopefully lead to curiosity and sales of their other works.
So, where do you get started? First off, make sure you pick up a free copy of The Book of Methuselah which outlines the backstory of The SciFan™ Universe: A Scientific Creationist Story by signing up for our weekly SciFan Newsletter. You can also find it posted here. This is a short Apocryphal work of fiction that exists inside The SciFan™ Universe. The World of Zion is a distant planet that has been plagued by the destructive will of a creature called the Leviathan for centuries. He has fed off of the souls of men, and his fodder has become scarce. He now turns to Earth with an insatiable hunger. The SciFan™ Universe: A Scientific Creationist Story will chronicle an alternate version of the first 1,000 years of Earth’s ancient history.
Each issue of the SciFan™ Magazine will feature an exclusive Short Story from The SciFan™ Universe. SciFan™ Magazine is pleased to offer payment for accepted Short Stories in The SciFan™ Universe. The payment schedule is as follows: $2.00 per 1,000 words, up to a maximum of $20.00 per short story (10,000 or more words). Payment is made through PayPal at the time a submission is accepted.
This is a unique project meant to have the flavor of the Conan the Barbarian stories. Several of these stories will be featured in the upcoming SciFan Magazine, and the first issue will be released in January 2017. The Book of Methuselah outlines the backstory of The SciFan Universe: A Scientific Creationist Story. This is a short Apocryphal work of fiction that exists inside The SciFan Universe. The World of Zion is a distant planet that has been plagued by the destructive will of a creature called the Leviathan for centuries. He has fed off of the souls of men, and his fodder has become scarce. He now turns to Earth with an insatiable hunger.
The SciFan Universe: A Scientific Creationist Story will chronicle an alternate version of the first 1,000 years of Earth’s ancient history, featuring the following alternate realities that fly in the face of typical religious beliefs:
- The Leviathan – an dark entity that feeds off of human souls
- The Malakhim – an ancient alien race gifted with unique magical powers, commonly referred to as “God’s Angels”
- The Watchers – Lucifer and his followers were cast down to the Earth – these were former rebellious Malakhim that were forced to be “Watchers and not Partakers”
- The Nephilim – a savage race of giants, the offspring of alien Watchers and human women. These women died in childbirth.
- The City of Atlantis – instead of sinking into the depths of the ocean, the city and the Land of Enoch transported magically to a different world – namely the World of Zion.
- Seraphim – every 500 years a new Seraph awakens, a single being whose blood has been fused with the ancient alien Malakhim and is given unique magical abilities.
- Methuselah, son of Enoch becomes the first Seraph and is commissioned to protect both Earth and Zion.
Overall, this is meant to be a fun writing endeavor that will give exposure to both the Science Fantasy genre and to individual authors for their writing prowess. Each Issue of the SciFan Magazine staring in January 2017 will feature several of these stories. If your entry is selected, you will receive compensation as follows: $2.00 per 1,000 words, up to a maximum of $20.00 per short story (10,000 or more words). Payment is made through PayPal at the time a submission is accepted.
If you are interested in submitting your Short Story, please be advised that The SciFan™ Universe is trademarked entity owned by Richard M. Mulder. Any approved stories will be paid out in accordance with to the above listed payment schedule and will become the property of Richard M. Mulder. If accepted, your compensation is limited to payment sent and the exposure you receive as the listed author in the SciFan™ Magazine. Your story (along with your name and Bio) will also be featured in the The SciFan™ Universe Anthology at the end of the year, however there will not be any split royalty payments. If you agree to the above terms, I would be happy to review your submission to SciFanUniverse@RichardMMulder.com. Please ensure to add “Submission for The SciFan™ Universe” in the subject heading of your email.