Reasons to Buy Religion and Science Fiction: It Makes A Great Birthday Present

Capt. James T. Kirk holding the large print edition.

Remember the scene in Star Trek: The Motion Picture where Spock gives Kirk a copy of Religion and Science Fiction for his birthday? Neither do I. But if he had given him Religion and Science Fiction instead of A Tale of Two Cities, then it is just possible that the chapter on good and evil in Star Trek and The Prisoner might have helped him deal with some of the baggage he was carrying around with him. Being split into his positive and negative halves, encountering his ruthless counterpart from a parallel universe, and many other such things that happened to him seem to have been things that James T. Kirk would rather forget. But that doesn’t mean that you have to!

Come to think of it, since J. J. Abrams has rebooted classic Star Trek, in that new timeline Spock could give Kirk a copy of Religion and Science Fiction for his birthday. J. J. Abrams, if you’re reading this, please consider it! I’ve included a lens flare in the image I made above, just so you can see what it might look like if you took my suggestion and ran with it!

But Star Trek insider jokes aside, books do make great birthday gifts, and you don’t have to tell the recipient that you got it at 40% off the cover price!

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  • Just Sayin’

    I didn’t realise the book is that thick, nor that it comes in hardcover.

  • James F. McGrath

    It will in the 23rd century… :-)

    But seriously, do I need to add a label to all of these indicating that they have been photoshopped (or GIMPed, to be more precise)? Do I really need a disclaimer indicating that neither Admiral James T. Kirk nor William Shatner endorses the book? :-)

  • Chris Schelin

    I do remember the scene where it happens in The Wrath of Khan…

  • James F. McGrath

    It was The Wrath of Khan, wasn’t it?

    [Hangs head in shame]

  • Sabio Lantz

    Very nice advertising — very creative !!  Almost moving me to buy it — but not yet.  I might do a review of a free copy !