Fantastical Truth

Fantastical Truth


165. How Does Science Fiction Help Us Escape Real-World Gravity? | with B. L. Dean

June 06, 2023

Summer is the perfect time to go camping or even just step under the sky to gaze out to the stars. When we consider the heavens God has made, we feel very small, yet also creative and challenged. So many stories take us beyond Earth’s orbit, only to reflect real-world realities and send us right back to our homeworld, better equipped to face these problems! B. L. Dean, author of the Shades of Starlight space adventure series, joins us on the bridge.



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Introducing guest B. L. Dean

Becky Dean is a fan of adventures both real and fictional. She grew up on a diet of Star Trek, Star Wars, and stargazing, so when she started writing books, it was no surprise that many of them were set in space. When she’s not writing, she can be found traveling, drinking tea, watching science fiction shows, or quoting The Lord of the Rings. She is the author of two contemporary novels for young adults and a four-book space opera series, Shades of Starlight.



1. Sci-fi gives us new and impossible frontiers
2. Space adventures train us for purposeful living
3. Wars in the stars help us engage challenges on Earth

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