Please feel free to contact me at davidwaltonfiction /AT/ gmail.com. Fans write me with questions about my books, questions about quantum physics, or even to point out mistakes, and I always respond. Go ahead and write–I’d love to hear from you!
For matters of business, my agent, Eleanor Wood, can also be contacted at the Spectrum Literary Agency.
I love reading and writing science fiction. Science fiction is a genre where concepts of what it means to be human, what our future will be like, and how things might be different than they are, can be explored from every possible angle. I’m continually astonished and thrilled that get to be a part of this dialog, writing stories that contribute, in a small way, to the canon of ideas that great writers before me have built, and continue to build.
I am a Christian. I don’t write “Christian” fiction, however, because I think stories created to promote one’s doctrine or politics generally fail. The power of fiction is that it can tell the truth about people and life, even when it takes place in an imagined future or in fanciful lands. My hope is that people of any religious perspective or background will find much to enjoy and relate to in my novels, because–if I have succeeded–they will recognize in it their own experience of what it means to be human.
Many people have wondered how I can reconcile my faith with the love of science (and particularly the theory of evolution) that is evident in my books. I’ve written a series of blog entries on this subject:
If you’d like to find out more about me, there have been quite a few interviews of me over the years. Here are a few of them you can check out:
- Civilian Reader
- Buzzy Mag (video interview)
- World Magazine
- Fantasy Literature (chat with Marion)
- Fantasy Literature (chat with Bill)
- Fantasy Literature (another chat with Bill)
- My Bookish Ways
- The Book Plank
I belong–body and soul, in life and in death–not to myself but to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ, who at the cost of his own blood has fully paid for all my sins and has completely freed me from the dominion of the devil; he protects me so well that without the will of my Father in heaven not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, everything must fit his purpose for my salvation. Therefore, by his Holy Spirit, he also assures me of eternal life, and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him.