John C. Wright pens a Christmas story, of an unusual visit by an unusual St. Nick.
He’s very good. Free short stories collected here.
This is one of the most horrifying pieces of fiction I’ve read.
Free today and tomorrow. Recommended.
Filed under: Deseret Review | Tags: culture, fantasy, imaginative fiction, religion in science fiction, Science Fiction, SF, theological fiction
Scifi writer Wright has a stab at defining the genre, with some success: (more…)
Of course, my lapels are hidden under half a centimeter of black plastic armor, so it wouldn’t do any good anyway.
I think it’s now time to play the “Mitt Romney would/should/could appoint (insert well-known Mormon here) as _____” game.
GA’s and famous Mormons are fair game. Creating a new position is also allowed.
As in: Romney would appoint Deiter F. Uchtdorf as head of the FAA, Jeffrey Holland as head of Dept of Education.
What should be a pet-cause for Ann Romney? (Michelle Obama’s is diet/weight-loss, Laura Bush’s was education, Nancy Reagan’s was Say No to Drugs.)
I nominate Family Home Evening to be Ann Romney’s cause.
(Various ideas can be found/stolen from a “Mitt Romney is so Mormon…” meme at various places on the net. A list of the best is here.)
Here’s a great piece of theo-fiction for Halloween.
John C. Wright hilariously essays to write about the supposed opposition between religion and science, and the nature of science fiction. His definition of science fiction is close to the true one, which is that science fiction is the imaginative fiction of the myths of modernity. (more…)
Filed under: Deseret Review | Tags: culture, doubt, faith, hope, LDS, memory and experience, Mormon, Mormonism, remembrance and memory, Science Fiction, SF, theological fiction
As you know, I’m interested in TF (theo-fiction), stories like C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce that take the angels and devils of the old folk tales as their properties just as fantasy takes the fairies and dwarfs. First Things has just put up a a very interesting TF discussion about devils in fiction. (more…)
Even if he were to succeed in making his most audacious utopias a reality, man would continue to yearn for otherworldly destinies. (more…)
My review of The Great Divorce from a Mormon perspective is up. I think you’ll like it. Let me know what you think.
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