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Author Hrotic, Steven, author

Title Religion in science fiction : the evolution of an idea and the extinction of a genre / Steven Hrotic
Published London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 225 pages)
Series Scientific studies of religion: inquiry and explanation
Scientific studies of religion (Bloomsbury (Firm))
Summary "This book teaches you not only about the important role writers of science fiction play in leading us to novel insights into religion, but also about the relationship between scientific and religious approaches to the world-and especially the usefulness of cognitive science in explaining the life of the imagination. -- E. Thomas Lawson, Editor, Journal of Cognition and Culture A delightful read that fills a much needed gap in the study of religion's occasionally ambiguous relationship with science fiction. Hrotic takes us on a lovely ride through a wide variety of imagined futures. Highly recommended. -- Douglas E. Cowan, Professor of Religious Studies and Social Development Studies, Renison University College at University of Waterloo, Canada I started reading Religion in Science Fiction with the intention to review it -- and ended up just devouring the book. Hrotic's study is a learned, intelligent, often original, and highly readable contribution to research; in short: unputdownable. -- Susanne Bach, Department for English and American Studies, University Kassel, Germany Religion is a major preoccupation of science fiction, though this has not always been acknowledged. Steve Hrotic has constructed a persuasive narrative about the different ways in which genre SF writers have approached religion, considered primarily as a special type of social system. -- Rowland Wymer, Professor of English, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK"--Bloomsbury Publishing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-221) and index
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Science fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Religion in literature.
Religion and literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781472594648 online