The Unsurprising Intersection of Islam and Science Fiction

IO9 highlighted what it called the “surprising” intersection of Islam and sci-fi. The only thing surprising, to me, was that this is described as┬ásurprising – and that seems to just be a case of a clickbait title, since the article itself explains why this should not be surprising. The long history of pioneering exploration in [Read More…]

A Novel Approach to Religion and Science Fiction

I’m in the process of finalizing the┬áreading list for my course on Religion and Science Fiction. I found I could not choose from among the many novel options that I considered for the course. In the past I’ve had one novel and the rest of the course short stories and articles. This time I’m just [Read More…]

Religion and Science Fiction Syllabus

Several people have asked for a copy of the reading list for my class on religion and science fiction, and so I am making a copy of the syllabus available here. I have also added a link to a plainer version of it on the page I created some years ago for the course, even [Read More…]

Review of So Long Been Dreaming

My review of the book So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy (edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan, Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2004) has been published in The Journal of Postcolonial Theory and Theology. It can be read online in pdf form. Since constraints of space necessitated that I not go into [Read More…]