I’m in the process of finalizing the reading 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 opting for the latter, since there are plenty more short stories than I have included in the past, which would be perfect for this course – indeed, more have been written since the last time I taught it that would fit nicely.
What do you think? Is that a good move or a bad one? And if you think a novel ought to be included, how would you choose from among the following?
Chris Crawford, The Tuning Station
And of course, I could mention others, such as Carl Sagan’s Contact.
As I have been preparing to teach the course again, I revisited a lot of links and websites that I hadn’t for a while, and so they may be new to some of you, too, or ones you’d find it helpful to revisit. Here are a few…
Fred Kreutziger’s book The Religion of Science Fiction:
Any other reading (or viewing or listening) that you highly recommend on this topic?