An Unexpected Journal: Science Fiction: The Seers and Philosophers of Sci-Fi Paperback – June 7, 2020
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Venturing to Worlds Unknown
Science fiction writers are our modern seers of sorts. Creating worlds that are not our own, they inspire us to look beyond and imagine “what if?” The summer edition of An Unexpected Journal explores the impact these world builders have had on our culture.
From the classic science fiction book The First Men in the Moon to modern sci-fi favorites from Brandon Sanderson, explore the what these stories say about us as a society and individually.
- "The Spiritual Borders of Sci-Fi: C.S. Lewis and A Voyage to Arcturus" by Jason Monroe.
- "Ghost" a science fiction short story by Alicia Pollard
- "Illustrating Faith" by Josiah Peterson on Christian faith in The Ransom Trilogy by C.S. Lewis
- “Gender, Not Sex: Presentation of Gender Roles in Lewis’s The Ransom Trilogy” by Annie Nardone on the harmonious relationship of masculinity and femininity.
- “Spacemen without Chests? Virtue and Technology in Star Trek and Dune” by Seth Myers on the relevance of C.S. Lewis in popular science fiction.
- Gremlins and the Second Way” by C.M. Alvarez on creation and causation.
- "To Infinity and Beyond" by Douglas LeBlanc on how science fiction can improve our understanding of God.
- "Time Travelers." a science fiction poem by Laurie Grube
- "The Autumn People" an essay by Megan Joy Rials on the way science fiction illustrates goodness, sacrifice, and community illustrated in Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes.
- “Materialism and Midichlorians: Pantheism, Naturalism, and Hope in Star Wars” by Zak Schmoll on the apologetic value of a galaxy far, far away.
- "Imagining Morality" by Sean Hadley on moral development in speculative fiction.
- "Excerpt from Note to Self" by Donald W. Catchings, Jr. An exclusive preview of a chapter of his upcoming time travel science fiction novel.
- "Starsight Review" by Christy Luis on the need for philosophical depth found in the work of science fiction writer Brandon Peterson.
- “The Ethics of The Matrixby C.M. Alvarez the dangers of relativism illustrated in The Matrix.
- "What Makes Us Human?" A reflection and poem by Annie Nardone.
- "Personhood in Altered Carbon" by Cherish Nelson on the dangers of diminishing bodies."
- "To Save a Life" by Zak Schmoll on finding resolution in Ender's Game.
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About An Unexpected Journal
An Unexpected Journal is the endeavor of a merry band of Houston Baptist University Master of Arts in Apologetics students and alumni. The Journal seeks to demonstrate the truth of Christianity through both reason and the imagination to engage the culture from a Christian worldview.
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- ASIN : B089TWRXW8
- Publisher : Independently published (June 7, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 240 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8651837113
- Item Weight : 15 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,018,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #1,185 in Comparative Literature
- #1,697 in Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Criticism (Books)
- #2,088 in Science Fiction History & Criticism
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