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Actually, don't some of the latter books in the Ender's War series actually
have some religious or pseudo-religious themes. It's been a while since I've
read them, though.
Jacob

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Subject: Re: [SF-LIT] Redemption, People of the Antipodes, and ET's


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> >>Although not directly related to sf, someone on another list suggested
> >>I ask sf-lit folks this question about ET's and religion.  If anyone
> >>has written any sf or f about the topic of salvation and ET's, please
> >>let me know.  Thanks!  Here's the original posting:
>
> >Well there's Case of Conscience by James BLish that features a Jesuit
> >missionary and a race of ETs without original sin.
> >Along with the Jesuits in space theme there is Maria Doria Russell's
books
> >Sparrow? and Children of God.
> >Patrick O'leary's Door Number Three has some interesting ruminations
about
> >Et's and religion.
> >Dan Simmons in his Hyperion Cantos has an interesting take on a future
> >Catholic Church whose theology is no longer scholastic  but vitalist,
> >goodbye Aquinas, hello DeChardin.
> >You might also want to look at some short story collections like
Perpetual
> >Light, Afterlives and Orson Scott Card's Cruel Miracles.
> >Phillip K. Dick has some interesting takes with ETs, religion and
salvation.
> >If you don't mind his Manichean slant check out Divine Invasion, Valis,
The
> >Galactic Pot Healer, and Clans of the Alphane Moon where a sentient slime
> >mold extols the virtues of caritas.
>
> Thanks for the reply.  I'm familiar with Russell and Blish and Simmons
> but not O'Leary or Card, and I have also read some Dick.  Can you
> supply in specific titles by Dick?  Also, are PERPETUAL LIGHT and
> AFTERLIVES anthologies, and, if so, who are the editors?  Thanks.
>
> >I know I have more sf on this topic I'll keep looking.  I also have some
> >journal articles and various texts on the topic, but your friend has
> >probably looked at the academic stuff.
>
> I have quite a bit of academic stuff but am always looking for more.
> If you have any suggestions for academic reading, please send it my
> way!  Thanks again.
>
> >Tab
>
>
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