Wherein Fr. Z dies a painful death

He finally killed me off.

At least I had a chance to defend Terra, your planet.

I have been a character in a Sci-Fi series by Chris Kennedy.   HERE  As I wrote before, the series is sort of Galaxy Quest meets The Magnificent Seven, or else Stargate meets Indiana Jones.

I would have liked a little more dramatic death, but, hey… as I keep saying, you just don’t know when it’s going to be your turn, especially when you are a red shirt… or in my case a black shirt.

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I am sure that readers of the Fishwrap, Amerika, and Commonwelt will rush to purchase these yarns at only $3.99 on Kindle: they will get to watch me, the dreaded Fr. Z, die a painful death.

Your introduction to the series and the characters occurs during the invasion of Seattle by the Chinese.   Which it ain’t all that far-fetched, as Preserved Killick would say.

And, once again, I had really good line.

You would think that I could at least get a moral patch for my unit out of this author’s name dropping.  It would good on my range bag.  [UPDATE: I am assured by the author, who also chimed in in the combox, below, that a patch is on the way!]

The third in the series is now available: TERRA STANDS ALONE!

Don’t expect Asimov, folks.  It’s just fun.

The first book, is here: Red Tide: The Chinese Invasion of Seattle (Occupied Seattle Book 1)


About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. MarylandBill says:

    But did you get to confession first?

  2. Priam1184 says:

    Requiescat in pace Father Z!

  3. lh says:

    Momento mori.

  4. Maximilia says:

    But Father Z is a Time Lord! He’ll regenerate…

  5. kenned1105 says:

    Anything is possible, I guess…

    Chris Kennedy

  6. Nicholas says:

    Having something named after you in a book is super cool, my dad and I have a ship named after us.(last name only)

  7. kenned1105 says:

    His last gasp was, “Go to confession!” but then he realized he had a little breath left, so he added “And get a copy of the book on the way!” I’m pretty sure that was how it went, anyway…

    I’m looking into the Time Lord option…

    Fr. Z's Gold Star Award

  8. Cafea Fruor says:

    I think we should take bets as to what Fr. Z’s painful death was.

    Was it running out of Mystic Monk Coffee and falling into a unrecoverable, fatal snooze?
    Was it death by liturgical Beretta?
    Was he drowned in the spittle-flecked nutty of one of the nuns on the bus?
    Other guesses?

  9. Charivari Rob says:

    …or was it like Pastor Collins’ unfortunate demise in War of The Worlds (1953)?

    Dignified, heroic, devout, scriptural… and fried like a red shirt.


    Sorry about the audio. The only clip I found with the footage I wanted was a teenager’s school project for a language class – he had to mute the pastor’s voice track to recite the 23rd psalm in German instead.

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