Reasons to Buy Religion and Science Fiction: It Is Your Destiny

Lord Vader has been seen reading Religion and Science Fiction on more than one occasion. Why? To settle an old debate. Obi-Wan Kenobi once said of him that he had become “more machine than man.” That had to hurt. But philosophically considered, does that make sense? Or was it simply a cheap shot on the [Read More…]

Philip K. Dick’s Bible for Sale

At the intersection of religion and science fiction, IO9 notes that Philip K. Dick’s annotated Bible is on sale on eBay for $6,500. If you are so inclined, and wealthy, please buy it for me! IO9 also notes William Gibson’s snarky Twitter comment that he will gladly write stuff in your Bible for less. Elsewhere [Read More…]

Religion and Science Fiction – My Copies Arrived Today!

My copies of Religion and Science Fiction arrived today. And even though it will be a few weeks until Amazon itself has the book for sale, one enterprising seller already has listed the book there! [Read more…]

TRON Uprising

IO9 shared this Comic-Con trailer for the new Disney animated TV show, TRON: Uprising. On the subject of science fiction that explores religion, the original TRON and the sequel TRON: Legacy both fall into that category. I wonder whether any of that will make it into the TV animated spin-off. [Read more…]

Top Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels of All Time (with focus on religion)?

Many of the sci-fi blogs I read (IO9, Biology in Science Fiction, and SF Signal) mentioned NPR’s choice of their top 100 science fiction and fantasy books, and then asked for people to vote for their top 10. When working on the book Religion and Science Fiction that was just released, we adopted from the [Read More…]

Dr. Snoopy the Time Lord

It was suggested to me today that Snoopy must be a time lord, since his doghouse seems to be bigger on the inside than the outside. Apparently this is not the first time the idea has occurred to someone, since I found these pictures online: There are other Peanuts meets Doctor Who images out there. [Read More…]

Mystical Pregnancies and Other Sci-Fi Tropes Around the Blogosphere

TheoFantastique and Political Jesus shared a video as well as some links related to a classic trope in both religion and sci-fi: the impregnation of a woman with a child from another world: Elsewhere in the realm of sci-fi, Rod of Alexandria also posted a farcical account of the most famous time lord bringing the [Read More…]

LOST “Deleted Scenes” Reveals Man in Black’s Name and More!

In a hilarious “deleted scenes” clip from Comic Con, we learn that Jacob and the Man in Black knew where the show was going all along. [chuckle] HT Nik at Nite and IO9. And in addition to the following trailer from the next Doctor Who episode, “Let’s Kill Hitler,” which looks awesome… …the BBC web [Read More…]

Call for Submissions for Science Fiction Film and Television: The Battlestar Galactica Phenomenon

Via TheoFantastique (and since also shared at Political Jesus): Science Fiction Film and Television is seeking submissions for a special issue on the Battlestar Galactica phenomenon. Although the rebooted series has received much critical attention, significantly less has been written on other BSG texts. This issue seeks to redress that imbalance. We are interested in articles [Read More…]

We Are Not All Cylons (So Say We All)

Joel Watts has posted what most people would probably consider an unnecessary reminder: No, we are not all Cylons. He was referring to this video: I agree that it is problematic to treat myth – ancient or modern – as though it is actual literal fact. But having said that, I do think that Battlestar [Read More…]