The Downsides of Paradise, with a Wink

Judgment Day

It’s not so unusual for a spiritual “seeker” to believe one wild thing after another, but for someone who was an evangelical Christian for 25 years to evolve into clear-eyed atheism is perhaps not as common. This particular one wrote a very good novel. [Read more...]

Social Activist Fights Foolishness with Fiction

Fiery Alphabet / Enlightenment /Freethinker

The Fiery Alphabet, a brainy adventure novel for rebellious thinkers, is set in the Enlightenment and focuses on a young female freethinker who takes to the road with a con artist. [Read more...]

Looking for God in All the Wrong Places

Questions About God

Thank god(s) there’s a place for sacrilegious poetry that goes for the brain, heart, and gut (and other places). [Read more...]

Plucky Teen Finds Atheism a Good Fit

Outcast Oracle

A new novel The Outcast Oracle appealingly combines a gentle evolution of the teen girl character’s atheism with a well-plotted tale of how she copes with the religious craziness of her father. [Read more...]

To Be or Not to Be Immortal

The Transhumanist Wager

Is a world in which we live thousands of years utopian or dystopian? A novel by Zoltan Istvan, The Transhumanist Wager, aims to create a compelling version of the near future, to inspire and warn readers, and to create a dialogue as scientists start perfecting AI, transhuman technology, and the science needed to overcome death.

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