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Craig Hansen, taken by his wife, Andie Hansen

Craig Hansen, taken by his wife, Andie Hansen

Craig Hansen wrote his first SF published short story, “The S.S. Nova,” when he was fourteen. It was published in the Minnesota Writers in the Schools COMPAS program’s 1981 anthology of student writing, When It Grows Up, You Say Goodbye To It. That was when he decided to dedicate himself to writing.

Hansen earned two degrees at Minnesota State University at Mankato under the mentorship of young adult novelist Terry Davis. In the years that followed, Hansen worked a variety of jobs, including five years in journalism in northwestern Wisconsin, where he earned several state awards for his writing and editing.

His work has appeared in the Meadowbrook Press anthology, Girls to the Rescue, Book 1, as well as the true crime journal, Ripper Notes, in volume 28.

His first novel, Most Likely, was released in May 2011. Shada, the first installment of the Ember Cole series of young adult paranormal suspense books, was published in September 2011. Under Contract followed in the spring of 2012. The Devohrah Initiative appeared in August 2013. Nice Girl Like You appeared in June 2014, and Spoiled in September 2014. Rotten and The Woodsman were both released in October 2014. Ripe was released in February 2015, and the KindleWorld tale, Fireweed Trail, set in the Lei Crime KW created by Toby Neal, is his most recent release.

Hansen remains hard at work on several projects that will be announced when they are close to release, on his author website.

Hansen lives in Oregon with his wife, a dog, two cats, and his 92-year-old father, a World War II veteran.

Craig’s interests include the music of Johnny Cash, reading the novels of other independent authors, blogging, and the study of Messianic theology.

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  1. W. R. (Bill) Pursche

    I came across your blog SciFiGuy and I thought you might be interested in reviewing my book The Eternal Messiah: Jesus of K’Turia. It is about how people might react to seeing Jesus in the future and to his spiritual message.

    As you are also a Messianic Rabbi In Training, I especially would be interested in your point of view of the idea of the “future Jesus” as portrayed in this mix of sci fi and religion.

    If you would like a review copy, please let me know where you would like it sent.

    I also have additional background information available such as an author Q&A, a bio, and a storyline review.

    If you would like additional information please contact me or visit

    Thank you for your consideration.


    Brief synopsis and pre-reviews

    In the distant future, on a planet far from Earth, a religious preacher appears just as war threatens to engulf the galaxy. He brings a compelling message of sacrifice, encouraging the people to break free from their meaningless and lifeless customs. His gospel challenges both the ritualistic religious leaders and an oppressive occupying power.

    His name is Jesus.

    Treb Captain Wins research ship is commandeered by the military to undertake a covert mission to find a missing freighter carrying illicit weapons. Along on the mission are two trouble-some humans: a shady government official who isnt telling Win the whole story about the mission, and a scientist who has developed a controversial theory about the connection between religion and cultural advancement.

    When the search for the weapons leads to KTuria, Win and his companions are caught between Jesus, the priests, and their enemies. Drawn into an unfolding drama that is eerily familiar to what happened on Earth, they are forced to make a desperate choice: save the galaxy or save Jesus.

    Reading The Eternal Messiah has rekindled a long term interest in science fiction – a genre with no boundaries, which is brilliantly exploited by the authors as we are drawn into a complex world of intergalactic struggles and intrigue. The fascinating idea that Jesus Christ enters into the mix and has been returning to challenge evolution and to find out if the eternal truth has at last been understood, adds a profound philosophic dimension to the story. And what is the eternal truth? The only way to find out is to read this enthralling book.

    Robert Feather, author of The Secret Initiation of Jesus at Qumran

    In The Eternal Messiah: Jesus Of K’Turia, W.R. Pursche and Michael Gabriele dramatize the provocative idea that the appearance of a Messiah is what transforms stagnant, tradition-bound societies into vibrant and humane civilizations. One does not have to be a believer to be intrigued and moved by this well-told story: an excellent work of theological sci-fi.
    Professor Richard E. Rubenstein, author of Thus Saith the Lord,
    The Revolutionary Moral Vision of Isaiah and Jeremiah

    Theology in a new code.
    Dr. Harvey Cox, Harvard Divinity School
    and author of When Jesus Came to Harvard

    A rich, well-written story with compelling characters, taking you on a journey of belief.
    Dallas Hudgens, author of Season of Gene

  2. admin Post author


    Thanks for the generous offer of a review copy, but at this time I’m deeply involved in several projects. Given the synopsis, I’m not sure your book would be my particular cup of tea. However, I wish you well and hope approving your comment draws you some extra interest in your work. Blessings.


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