Robert Coover Slams Religion (and the “Rules” of Writing)

praying hands

48 years later, one of our most original novelists, Robert Coover, follows up his award-winning The Origin of the Brunists with a huge new take on Christianity, morality, and the art of writing itself. [Read more...]

Fantasy Fiction by Four Freethinkers


These reviews of four fantasy novels show some of the provocative ways freethinkers approach a world of stories. [Read more...]

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...]

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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Not All Atheists Are Geniuses, But


I haven’t read a graphic novel since Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. Genius, a graphic novel, appealed to me as a review possibility here because I think we all need to stretch ourselves. Genius, by Steven T. Seagle, a writer, and Teddy Kristiansen, a Danish artist, is atheist in perspective, though its atheism is worn very quietly. [Read more...]

Let’s Hear a Hearty Welcome

Susan K. Perry

“Creative Atheist” isn’t just another new blog. Let me explain why you might enjoy reading the upcoming views, reviews, and interviews with atheists who are creative. [Read more...]