Religion and Science Fiction: A Special Offer for Readers of Exploring Our Matrix

The book I edited, Religion and Science Fiction, is now available for purchase via the publisher’s web site. And for a limited time, I am able to offer readers of this blog a discount coupon code!

For a limited time, purchase Religion and Science Fiction on the publisher’s website and receive a 40% discount off the retail price by entering the following coupon code at checkout: RASF. Offer Expires: 8/31/2011.

Here is the list of contributors and their chapters:

Introduction: Religion and Science Fiction
James F. McGrath

The Dark Dreamlife of Postmodern Theology: Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children, and Alien Resurrection
Joyce Janca-Aji

Sorcerers and Supermen: Old Mythologies in New Guises
C. K. Robertson

Star Trekking in China: Science Fiction as Theodicy in Contemporary China
Eriberto P. Lozada Jr.

Science Playing God
Alison Bright MacWilliams

Looking Out for No. 1: Concepts of Good and Evil in Star Trek and The Prisoner
Elizabeth Danna

Robots, Rights and Religion
James F. McGrath

Angels, Echthroi, and Celestial Music in the Adolescent Science Fiction of Madeleine L’Engle
Gregory Pepetone

Uncovering Embedded Theology in Science Fiction Films: K-PAX Revealed
Teresa Blythe

And here are the blurbs from the back cover:

“In Religion and Science Fiction, James McGrath has gathered an impressive array of voices and approaches to the issue of science fiction’s treatment of religion. This richly interdisciplinary book shows there’s more to the study of religion in SF than just theology or literary criticism alone have to offer.”

-Gabriel Mckee
author of The Gospel According to Science Fiction

Religion and Science Fiction is a blessing to scholars and science fiction fans alike. The ideas engaged by each author-from postmodern post-apocalypticism to dime store heroes and space-faring robots-challenge our assumptions about culture, intellectual life, and even the very essence of what it means to be human. The authors use science fiction to explore religion and religion to elucidate science fiction; this combination gives us a richer understanding of both.”

-Robert M Geraci
author of Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality.

“This collection invites the reader into thoughtful reflection on the religion and theology (broadly understood) of a range of science fiction works (broadly understood). Kudos to McGrath and his contributors for this interdisciplinary exploration!”

-Marti J. Steussy MacAllister-Petticrew
author of Forest of the Night and Dreams of Dawn

  • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    Note: I updated the original post, adding the list of chapters and their authors.

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  • Stephen Garner

    Looks good – shame the web site doesn’t seem to take international orders?

  • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    It says to contact them by phone (!) or e-mail about international orders. If you find the process difficult or worse, let me know and I’ll see what I can do to help.

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