29 Min Released Oct 31, 2018

Faith in Fantasy

Science fiction has not always been compatible with religion -- in fact many futuristic settings imagine no religion at all. But sci-fi and fantasy have long fascinated people of different faiths because the genres wrestle with the big questions of life. I recently moderated a discussion between Minister Oscar Sinclair, Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Alwaez Hussein Rashid about why SF worlds intrigue and inspire them.

List of References:
"Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien
X-Men comics
Doctor Who Season 6 Episode 13 “The Big Bang” 
“The Mists of Avalon” by Marion Zimmer Bradley 
Isaac Asimov, novelist
“Speaker for the Dead” by Orson Scott Card 
“Rendezvous with Rama” by Arthur C. Clarke

“Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert Heinlein 
“Record of a Spaceborn Few” from The Wayfarers Series by Becky Chambers
“Small Gods” by Terry Pratchett 
Octavia Butler, novelist
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine-  
Broken Earth series by N.K. Jemisin 
Monstress comics by Marjorie Liu 
“Lucifer’s Hammer” by Larry Niven
Melancholia, film by Lars von Trier 
The Dragonlance series by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman 
The Bloodprint Series by Ausma Khan
“City of Brass” from The Daevabad series by S.A. Chakraborty  
Sabaa Tahir, novelist
Narnia series by C.S. Lewis  
"Seven Commentaries on an Imperfect Land" by Ruthanna Emrys
"The Sparrow" by Mary Doria Russell
Firefly TV series 
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” play by Jack Thorne 

Imaginary Worlds

Imaginary Worlds

A show about sci-fi fantasy genres - how we create them and why we suspend our disbelief.

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