Amish Vampires in Space

Amish Vampires in Space Jebediah has a secret that will change his world forever and send his people into space The Amish world of Alabaster calls upon an ancient promise to escape destruction Then end up on a cargo ship bou

  • Title: Amish Vampires in Space
  • Author: Kerry Nietz
  • ISBN: 9781940163031
  • Page: 351
  • Format: ebook
  • Jebediah has a secret that will change his world forever and send his people into space.The Amish world of Alabaster calls upon an ancient promise to escape destruction Then end up on a cargo ship bound for the stars.But they are not the only cargo on board Some of it is alive or used to be.Now, with vampires taking over and closing in on the Amish refugees, these simpleJebediah has a secret that will change his world forever and send his people into space.The Amish world of Alabaster calls upon an ancient promise to escape destruction Then end up on a cargo ship bound for the stars.But they are not the only cargo on board Some of it is alive or used to be.Now, with vampires taking over and closing in on the Amish refugees, these simple believers must decide whether their faith depends upon their honored traditions or something even older.

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    1. Look at that title. Drink it in. It's what made me want to read this book, period.Now, with a title like that, I'd prepared myself for a shortish, pulpy camp-fest. But no. Oh, no. THIS is a straight-up, well-written sci-fi novel. This is a vision of the future I've not seen before. Kept simple, recognizable as a place we could indeed end up at. The tech was cool, and the evolved belief-system was nice and rational.Contrarywise, it also had in depth and obviously researched depictions of Amish li [...]

    2. When I first saw this book cover, I didn't know what to think. It looked like a joke. But I loved this author's other books, so I wanted to read this one and see for myself.Here's the gist: Jeb is an Amish man living on the planet Alabaster as part of a group put there to colonize the planet. But Alabaster's sun is dying. And the Amish people must relocate before the sun explodes. A transport ship arrives to move them and their animals. But along the journey, something gets out of another cargo [...]

    3. The story of how this book came to be is telling. Some people at a Christian publishing house, noting the popularity of Amish books, vampire books and science fiction in today's culture, thought up a title that would be a sure-fire hit. What they came up with was "Amish Vampires In Space," a hilarious idea, but so ridiculous that no writer would ever write it and no publisher would ever publish it. Hah! Someone decided to take it seriously.This is the worst book I've ever read. I gave it one sta [...]

    4. I want to read this based 100% on the title, alone.I meane on. Amish? Vampires? IN SPACE???How can this not be a gem?

    5. I have to start out by saying that this is perhaps the most original story I've ever read. I will admit that I was drawn in by the title after finding it on The Fussy Librarian, it was just so odd that I needed to check it out. After skimming through the reviews on both and , and seeing it was an actual story - and not just a joke - I decided to give it a chance. I've been reading the same type of story lately, and I was in the mood for a change.The story starts out slowly, introducing you to t [...]

    6. You must have discernment. That is what I told myself before reading this Christian fiction book. I thought for sure it would either be totally dumb or some distorted version of Christianity (“everything goes” cuz because God is all about love). I read the statement of faith on the Marcher Lord Press website. Right on target! The Scripture quotes in the book are from the NASB. Great! The acknowledgements at the beginning praise God. As it should be! The forward explained the goal – to gain [...]

    7. 2.5 Stars Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes When I first heard about Amish Vampires in Space I was sure it was supposed to be some kind of a spoof. Quickly, I found out that in fact it was a serious science fiction novel concerning Amish, vampires and space. Immediately my expectations were much higher, to have this kind of story and not mean it as a spoof, it was supposed to be really good. A novel that was just okay wouldn't do. So maybe I'm just judging this novel too harsh. Althou [...]

    8. Despite what you may think upon reading the title "Amish Vampires in Space," this is no parody, nor is it a big joke. This is a serious sci-fi novel that approaches a premise -- namely, how would you get Amish and vampires into space? -- and plays it totally straight.It starts off as a tale of a young man's concern for his Amish community, and when faced with impending danger, the choice he makes that has consequences for his place in their community. It transforms into a space opera tale involv [...]

    9. Full review at Smart Bitches, Trashy BooksAt our podcast live recording at the RT Convention, someone stated that there is a book called Amish Vampires in Space. Clearly, one of us was going to have to read this, and that someone was me. I was fully prepared to mock it to the heavens, but it turned out to be good – in a serious way, not as a parody. I’m very confused by this. My world is rocked.According to the introduction, Amish Vampires in Space started as a joke. Jeff Gerke was working f [...]

    10. Nothing short of amazing. I've read enough Amish and vampire fiction to like neither. I only bought and read this for a friend. "In space"? I couldn't conceive how that could possibly work. But it does. Very well.The story starts slowly as Nietz assembles his cast and paints the background. In fact, the reader (tipped off by the title) sees the coming train wreck long before any of the characters. Typically, the humans are following their daily routines with sometimes maddening monomania. As the [...]

    11. Really, could this review be any more pithy than:"Do we really need another Amish Vampires in Space book?"-- Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show"If you read no other book on this topic this year, make it this one!"-- Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize winning author and columnistThis book came upon my radar as a result of one of those blogging lists (10 Best Book Titles or similar). What really intrigued me about this title is that one of its genres is Christian. Really? Christian? How can they pull that one [...]

    12. So Amish Vampires in Space. Obviously not mean to be taken seriously, however begging the question – how should one take this book?My first surprise in picking up this gem was an introduction from Jeff Gerke (who writes, the First 50 pages – recommended reading for would-be authors.) He explains that Amish themed novels had saturated the Christian books market, (and of course vampire fiction the general young adult) I’m not too sure where the Space came from, other than ‘In Space’ is a [...]

    13. I am going to stress what one can find others saying in their reviews of this novel on various forums: that this is not some campy or cheesy book. I remember actually being disappointed when I heard from author Kerry Nietz on the web site Speculative Faith that it was not camp, but serious. It would make such a delicious bit of camp, after all.I also must admit that the subject being done in a realistic way was hard to imagine at the time that I first heard of this book, though I took author Ker [...]

    14. When I first heard about the novel Amish Vampires in Space, I was just as skeptical as the next person for reasons that should be quite obvious if you know anything about the Amish. The title and cover scream "camp." Just look at that girl's face. LOOK AT HER. And at the body lying on the floor. And at the chicken hidden on the back cover.So imagine my surprise when I learned that AViS, as this book shall henceforth be called, was supposed to be a "serious" novel. That's right. Nobody is making [...]

    15. The title makes you think of a train wreck, the kind you drive by slowly so you can look even though you know you shouldn't. In this case, the slow down and look is worth it. Despite the camp title, Kerry plays the story straight. I even think he treats the Amish viewpoint with respect. He does disagree with said viewpoint, but does not make the mistake of saying that anyone who thinks a particular way is stupid. In the whole book with a large cast, there are only two people cast as stupids, and [...]

    16. It’s not a joke. It’s for real. And it’s really good. All 534 pages of it.I’m one of the lucky ones. I got an advanced copy of Amish Vampires in Space from the publisher (in exchange for an honest review). I would have finished it much sooner but life intervened. Isn’t it frustrating how life can get in the way of a really good book at times? ;)This book is science fiction, and that’s what makes it strangely plausible. From Amish colonization of their own planet (can you not see the [...]

    17. As an author of Amish fiction, I wasn't sure what to think about this book. It's been in my TBR pile for a long time and I was finally able to read it. I'm so glad I did. The blending of Amish, sci-fi, and supernatural shouldn't work, but it does. The fact that it's extremely well written is why. Recommended for sci-fi and fantasy fans, and Amish fiction readers who enjoy those reading those genres (which I do).

    18. It may sound like a joke, but this book is excellent. It's easy to imagine that a group of Amish would take the chance to leave the "English" behind and set up their own planet. But what would happen if those Amish then had to abandon their colony? What would happen to the person who decided that he had to call for help? And what if the ship that picked them up carriedwell, I won't get into that. Spoilers.I simply devoured this book. It is really, really fun!

    19. I have to attend super-secret book club before I write this review. However, for as campy and spoofy as the title suggested it might be, the author played this one straight And it worked.Hahahahaha! I don't know if I have it in me to read the sequel yet though.

    20. first-rate sci-fi, with some unusual seasoningsIf you are a fan of any of sci-fi, vampires, or Amish, you will enjoy this book. If you happen to be a fan of all three, wellGreat characters, great plot, nice twists.

    21. So let me get this right. It's a Christian, Sci-Fi, Horror story set in space with Amish folks settling on other planetsI had to make a new shelf for this.

    22. They say "Don't judge a book by it's cover". Same holds true for the title.I went into this book expecting a written version of a story you'd see made into a movie shown on public access TV at 2am, or torn apart by Mystery Science Theater. I mean, come on, a book entitled "Amish Vampires in Space"? What else could it be but camp and nonsense?Boy was I wrong. Instead I got a well written, enjoyable Science Fiction story that wove Amish, Vampires and Space Travel together with a logical thread tha [...]

    23. The author plays it straight. Real Amish people wind up in space for completely understandable reasons. it's not a spoof. It's a pure Christian Sci Fi Horror novel. And it won the EPIC (Eppie) Award for Science Fiction (2015). The discussions between the non-Christians, the one more conventional Christian, the wayward Amish man, and the more by the Ordnung Amish are interesting and well developed. Quite thought provoking.I felt that the author's description of the vampiresfelt a bit forced. The [...]

    24. The title alone is enough to give anyone pause. Couple that with a crazy cover and backstory, and author Kerry Nietz may well seem like the hero of his own speculative journey. Others have written far better than I about the story around the story. Instead, here's my take on the book itself. Nietz has once again penned a provocative, well-hewn plot with characters you truly care about facing extraordinary circumstances. It's both smart and fun, but contains a few flaws that hold this good tale b [...]

    25. This review contains mild spoilers.Take a moment to let that title sink in. Amish Vampires in Space. It sounds terrible, right? It sounds like the most ridiculous premise anyone could think up, so of course I had to read it."Suprisingly plausible" is probably the best way I could describe this book. It's a legitimate piece of science fiction. The Amish in Space bit even makes sense: the Amish are used to colonize new planets because they're accustomed to living simply and without outside help. I [...]

    26. As the author of an upcoming work of Amish Sci Fi myself, I found myself compelled to read this book. Because Lord knows it ain't a big category. I'd seen it, first, in one of those "crazy Christian book cover" lists. And sure, the cover is worth a giggle or three. But Sweet Mary and Joseph, this thing is actually readable. You get five pages in, and you realize it's not just a joke. Nietz gives us a real book, with a plausible distant-future setting and characters. There are Amish Vampires. The [...]

    27. You have to start this book with the understanding that is was written by a Christian author for a Christian publishing company.That being said, the overall feel of the book is distinctly Protestant, but not eye-rollingly so. Much of the conflict in the story stems from the lifestyle differences of the Amish colonists and the crewmembers of the delivery ship that is sent to transport them. Understandably, there are aspects to which both sides are naive. Both ideologies are presented as equals. O [...]

    28. This is not a joke, this is a great book. A tribe of Amish living on a planet called Alabaster are in danger. Their sun is dying and they need evacuating. Jebediah Miller knows what to do. His family have a long-kept secret - a device they can use to call for help. He could save his people - but they may not thank him for it. Using technology is strictly forbidden by their rules - the ordnung. Meanwhile, the Starship Raven is about to take on some dangerous cargo. In it lies a terror that will t [...]

    29. Like poles on a magnet, Amish repelled me and Vampires attracted me. I heard about this title and thought it was going to be a parody and was disappointed that it wasn't. Not that it mattered, I really wanted to read this book. For a lot of reasons mostly that it sounded like a great read even if it wasn't a comedy. I was not disappointed.I grew up in the Midwest not far from several Amish communities. The way of life lost its appeal with the end of the Little House on the Prairie and my desire [...]

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