Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Gospel According to Science Fiction

Just got a copy of the wonderful new book The Gospel Gospel According to Science Fiction by Gabriel McKee (published by Westminster John Knox Press). It's a fabulous survey of how science fiction has treated religion, god, spirituality, and so on over the years -- and it has good discussions of my novels The Terminal Experiment, Flashforward, Calculating God, Hominids, Hybrids, and Mindscan. I haven't read the whole thing yet, but I'm really enjoying it. In its starred review, denoting a book of exceptional merit, Publishers Weekly says, "This fascinating hybrid of theology and science fiction is creative, lucid and contains impressive scholarship." I agree.

McKee, the founder of the blog, has a Master of Theological Studies from the Harvard Divinity School, and previously wrote a book about religion in the works of Philip K. Dick.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At May 13, 2007 2:59 AM , Blogger J Erwine said...

Sounds like a great book. I'll have to check it out.

Thanks for the heads up.


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