Forsaken was reviewed for London Book Exibit in March '17

Sci-Fi Bool Tackles the 'Big' question Without Being Preachy


Veteran journalist and budding sci-fi writer proves sci-fi to be an effective medium to raise the questions of divine existence.


By the sound of its title, the book Forsaken: Searching for God's Fingerprints will be mistaken by readers as just another expository book that present the evidence for God or a creator or a divine power in the styles of Lee Strobel. But Forsaken, written by Richard D. Bangs, is a science fiction novel and its purpose is to entertain, not to preach.


The author does not only want to entertain readers with a good sci-fi story -- he also wants them to ponder the questions about divine existence, alien life, and space exploration. Knowing his readers to be intelligent, Bangs invites them to consider the possibility that we are not alone in the universe, and this he does through an action-packed work of science fiction.


By presenting the 'big' questions in a sci-fi narrative, Bangs engages the readers in a form of dialogue, not by inviting people to a talk where the speaker is the main attraction. He does not force his beliefs or findings on the readers, but instead invites them to consider the possibilities of alien life -- and answer the 'big' questions themselves. 

Forgiven gets positive review from Kirkus.

Kirkus Reviews, a nationally recognized book review company has given a positive review to Forgiven: Finding a path home. The summation of the review reads, " An applealing fictionalization of the mysteries surrounding humanity's deisre to communicate with aliens." -- Kirkus Reivews.


This is great news and I hope will lead to some recognition and publicity for my sequel to Forsaken, perhaps it will give Forsaken some late-coming recognition.


To read the entire review of Forgiven, follow this link:


My Miniblog

After publishing Forsaken, I started a blog to explore some of the issue that might go into forming the foundation of the sequel. In it I will be discussing such things as the formation of religion, alien environments, alien cultures and characters that could impact the story.


Contributions to the blog are encouraged. I contribute to it as I am inspired. I hope you will too.


You can reach the blog by clicking here,



Now get chapter 1 of Forsaken: Searching for God's Fingerprints FREE! Go to this page for a FREE PDF download of chapter 1.

Sales continue to trickle in.

Quarterly royalties for Forsaken continue to trickle in. There are still more e-book sales than hardcopy. I will be doing more marketing in the coming months of the new year.



As I work to complete the third book in this seriers, part of the marketing will include selling Forgiven: Finding a path home, the sequel to Forsaken. I am exploring more ways to marketing my novels.