Category Archives: Science Fiction

Classic Sci-Fi Recommendation: A Case of Conscience by James Blish

A Case of Conscience, a 1958 novel by James Blish, is one of the few sci-fi novels that really tackles religion and theology head-on, especially in a setting with aliens. I’ll admit that the writing is not stellar, despite the … Continue reading

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Flight Training

A Short Story In a scene that looked almost like it could have been in an ordinary classroom, about fifteen middle children from the ages of five to fifteen were sitting in a lecture hall, waiting for the seminar to … Continue reading

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Television Review: Childhood’s End

So I’ve had a backlog of TV shows to watch that I’m finally catching up on, and I wanted to review a very special miniseries that Syfy ran last December: an adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End. It was … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

That. Was. EPIC! Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is probably the most anticipated movie of the entire decade. Jurassic World was big, but the hype around that was nothing compared with the revival of Star Wars. Not only … Continue reading

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Theology and Doctor Who

“How many seconds in eternity?” So this post is a little bit TV review, a little bit analysis, a little bit religious commentary, and a little bit blog recommendation. It’s complicated…or wibbly-wobby-timey-whimey, you might say. But Doctor Who tends to … Continue reading

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Happy Back to the Future Day

Today is the day that Doc Brown and Marty McFly arrived in The Future! So put on your self-lacing shoes, load up the Mr. Fusion, and kick back and enjoy Jaws 19. (Also, try driving in New Jersey for a … Continue reading

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Science and Sociology in Archangel

I reviewed Archangel by Marguerite Reed last week. I enjoyed the book, but I felt that it wasn’t living up to its potential at a couple of points. Notably, it raised a number of social issues and questions that I … Continue reading

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