A Sense of Wonder

I had the privilege of contributing the entry on “Religion and Science Fiction” to a brand new textbook on science fiction.

The volume consists of a mix of classic and less well known sci-fi stories, interspersed with scholarly essays about the genre.

The volume is edited by Leigh Grossman, and its title is A Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction. It is published by Wildside Books.

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  • Gary

    Glad to see it starts where I started, at about 10 years old, with Edgar Rice Burroughs Mars series, plus Venus, Moon, and center of earth series. Simple minded, but good adventure at 10. Got me into reading books, since I’d read one each week during the long summer.

  • Gary

    Glad to see it starts where I started, at about 10 years old, with Edgar Rice Burroughs Mars series, plus Venus, Moon, and center of earth series. Simple minded, but good adventure at 10. Got me into reading books, since I’d read one each week during the long summer.

  • http://twitter.com/umbrarchist umbrarchist

    I don’t see “The Star” by Arthur C. Clarke or “The Last Question” by Asimov or “Kyrie” by Poul Anderson.

    What does “Duel on Syrtis” have to do with religion.

    Sci-fi introduced me to the concepts of atheism and agnosticism.  Religion is mostly about putting your mind in the approved box depending on which religious group think is in your vicinity.
     

  • umbrarchist

    I don’t see “The Star” by Arthur C. Clarke or “The Last Question” by Asimov or “Kyrie” by Poul Anderson.

    What does “Duel on Syrtis” have to do with religion.

    Sci-fi introduced me to the concepts of atheism and agnosticism.  Religion is mostly about putting your mind in the approved box depending on which religious group think is in your vicinity.
     

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

    @umbrarcist, the book as a whole is not about religion and Sci-Fi, just Sci-Fi. My essay is the bit about religion and Sci-Fi. Sorry if that wasn’t clear.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

    @umbrarcist, the book as a whole is not about religion and Sci-Fi, just Sci-Fi. My essay is the bit about religion and Sci-Fi. Sorry if that wasn’t clear.