Welcome to the Religion in Science Fiction blog! I'll be posting readings here for the time being.
Homework for Tuesday, April 10:
McKee, The Gospel According to Science Fiction (excerpts)
Read the introductory materials and the first 10 pages, then skim the rest and choose one summary to read carefully and discuss in class.
Weingrad, "Why There is No Jewish Narnia"
Don't get bogged down in the particulars of the books Weingrad is reviewing, try to get at the heart of his comparison between Christianity/Fantasy and Judaism/Science Fiction.
Shelly, History of Science Fiction
Follow the link above and spend at least 10 minutes exploring. Keep a wikipedia tab open and look around for interesting shifts and changes. (If this doesn't render properly on your browser, Right Click + Save As and then open the file).
Go over the readings for the next month and pick your top 3 choices for being a discussion leader. Write them down and bring them to class.
Leave a comment below about the readings. Posts should be 2-5 sentences, and can include questions, comments about the readings, responses to specific quotes, or replies to other students' posts. Comments should be posted by midnight tonight. Be sure to include your name somewhere.