Glimpses of Light Blog Tour (with Giveaway)


Today I’m taking part in the Glimpses of Light Blog Tour to celebrate the release of this anthology. In the previous installment, Jeanette O’Hagan shared about the inspiration that led her to create the anthology and shared an excerpt from her fantasy story Ruhanna’s Flight.

As part of this post I’ll be giving away a book. See more about this at the end.

I first heard of this anthology through Christian Writers Downunder. I was interested to learn that 2015 was the International Year of Light, and that all proceeds from the sale of this book would be going to support CBM Australia (Christian Blind Mission). I began to think about what sort of contribution I could make.

When considering the theme of light, the first thing that sprung to my mind was Psalm 119:105. “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” This verse is a nice picture of how God’s word guides our steps. I began to wonder, wouldn’t it be cool to interpret this literally. What would it mean if scripture could literally create light for somebody to see their way through the darkness. Being a science fiction writer, the answer to this was obvious – bio-luminescent plants! A story began to form in my mind about a man trapped underground on an alien world, and some very cool local flora that he would discover down there.

I just needed a protagonist now. I thought it would be a lot of fun to set this story in the same universe as my up-coming Space Opera series: Earth’s Remnant. Archer White became the brother of my existing character Braxton White. (Who knows, Archer might even show up again one day).

I have to give a lot of credit to God for this one. I believe his hand was very active in the inspiration and creation of this story. It all just came together.

It is a huge privilege for me to be a part of this anthology. I am surrounded by extremely talented writers. There’s a little something for everyone.

You can get a copy of Glimpses of Light from Amazon:


In celebration, I am going to give away one paperback book to a commenter below. The winner will be chosen at random and will receive their choice of either Glimpses of Light or Medieval Mars: The Anthology. The giveaway is open internationally. Everyone is eligible except contributing authors to Glimpses of Light.

To enter: comment below and tell me what you most appreciate about light. A second bonus entry will be awarded to you if you are a member of my email list, so sign up if you haven’t already. The give-away will close at 8:00 PM AEST on 19th January 2016.

Coming up Next

This Friday, Charis Joy Jackson takes the baton. Charis is an exciting up-and-coming fantasy author, and is already an award-winning writer for her contributions to Christianity Today magazine. Be sure to check her out at

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About Adam David Collings

Adam David Collings is an author of speculative fiction. He lives in Tasmania, Australia with his wife Linda and his two children. Adam draws inspiration for his stories from his over-active imagination, his life experiences and his faith.


  1. Thanks for the insight into your contribution, Adam. I was thrilled that someone might have been picked up by Christianity Today and dashed over to find out how Charis had done it. However, it’s the Aussie online publication, Christian Today. Great stuff!

  2. I enjoyed your story, Adam. 🙂

  3. Wow! Love the way you came up with your story. I really loved Archer White.

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  5. Loved your story Adam – especially the bio-luminescent fungi. Interesting to hear how you came up with the ideas

  6. I haven’t got to your story in my copy of Glimpses of Light yet, Adam, but I look forward to reading about Archer! One of the things I find fascinating about light though is the way it has both wave and particle properties.

  7. Thanks for sharing about the inspiration behind your story Adam. It was amazing to see how many different ideas people came up with regarding the theme. And I hope Archer pops up in the space opera. Looking forward to the next installment.

  8. When it comes to light, I always think of whenever I camped at Rocky Mountain National Park (in Colorado), and watched the crystal clear stars come out at night. Beautiful! In the morning, the first rays of light would cast golden rays against the surrounding peaks.

    It also reminds me of our world, and the verse regarding light that can be found in John 1:5 ” The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it”.

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