Introducing Amish Vampires in Space

Science fiction


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 simple believers must decide whether their faith depends upon their honored traditions or something even older.

What others are saying

With a title like that, I, personally, would have preferred campy humor. Puns, jokes, ridiculousness just for the fun of it, that sort of thing. Amish Vampires in Space has none of those. In spite of that, the book is still funny. The humor, in this case, is supplied solely by the reader. There were moments when I was caught up in the tale, stopped, blinked a few times and thought “This is crazy, and yet it works…”

As long as you accept some standard sci-fi conventions, there aren’t any plot holes that make the tale not believable. And for that, I think Kerry Nietz has firmly established himself as a mad genius.

Aaron DeMott at

I initially resisted this book because of the silly title. When I understood how it came about, I had to smile as I, too, had been caught up in the Amish frenzy in Christian fiction. Knowing the background, I understood and appreciated the challenge of writing a serious book based on a joke of a title. This solid and satisfying book is well crafted, with a credible setting, an intriguing secret, and characters who feel like family.

Vicky Hallenbeck at

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About E. Stephen Burnett

E. Stephen Burnett explores biblical truth and fantastic stories as editor of Lorehaven magazine (debuting autumn 2017). He also writes for Christianity Today, Christ and Pop Culture, and Speculative Faith. He and his wife, Lacy, live in the Austin area and serve as members of Southern Hills Baptist Church.
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2 Responses to Introducing Amish Vampires in Space

  1. If you haven’t seen it already, check out John Otte’s blog at Speculative Faith, in which he discusses the potential ramifications of Amish Vampires in Space being shown on The Tonight Show:


  2. Pingback: Next CLIVE STAPLES AWARD NOMINEE, The Unlikely One: AMISH VAMPIRES IN SPACE | Mir Writes

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