Science Fiction/Fantasy Atheists


Science Fiction/Fantasy Atheists

Atheists enjoy speculative stories as they *should* be enjoyed: for entertainment purposes only, not to be confused with reality. Members here can have fun discussiung the literature, movies, TV, etc.

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Welcome science fiction & fantasy fans!

As a science fiction/fantasy writer myself, I enjoy taking voyages into the unknown. Looking at the universe as it isn't often helps us put the real world into perspective. It's also fun to take an occasional vacation from the often-harsh reality around us. Unlike the theists, the religionists, the god-groupies who feel compelled to live in fantasy realms, we visit them and then come back home--and then go voyaging again.

I hope you'll all feel free to congregate here and compare your experiences in other worlds and times.

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The Science/Fiction Stories of Robert Heinlein

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Hugo Awards Taken Over

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Comment by Jen E. on April 27, 2011 at 7:39am
I pretend that Darth Vader (now Anakin Skywalker) is my mentor and Commander Data is my husband.  If ppl can fantasize about the Bible, well...duh.
Comment by Sean Murphy on April 22, 2011 at 8:22pm

@Mike K. :

Holmes was also based on a real person, who  already used those techniques (albeit to diagnose disease, not to solve crimes). I think that might muddy the idea of Holmes as Scientifiction.

Comment by Stephen Goldin on April 20, 2011 at 10:51am
The Lost World was a lot of fun, but then I read The Poison Belt. It was like watching a train wreck in slow motion. I kept on with it to the end, wondering in fascinated horror how much worse it could get. I haven't tried any of the others.
Comment by Stephen Goldin on April 20, 2011 at 10:21am
I think Holmes was a progenitor of the eccentric genius scientists of early space operas, much more so in many regards than of modern detectives. And Doyle did dabble in the field with the Professor Challenger stories.
Comment by Stephen Goldin on February 26, 2011 at 7:45pm
My satirical fantasy book Polly! ( just got a wonderful review at the blog Great Books Under $5 ( One of the best parts about the review is the fact that my atheism is a crucial (positive) factor in it.

And I have to brag about the closing paragraph: "Polly is the kind of book aspiring writers should read just to study the craft. Goldin’s writing is fastidious. And he seemingly has the gift (Would that be a theological term?) of calling on everything he knows from the silly to the profound to create a story that starts out being entertaining and winds up being interesting, even thought-provoking."
Comment by Ljubomir Medakovic on October 30, 2010 at 8:16am

Father-Son relationship revealed!
Comment by Richard Valcourt on September 22, 2010 at 5:10pm
Welcome to the group, Sarah!
Comment by Sarah Walton on September 22, 2010 at 4:06pm
Hi everyone. I'm new to the group. I just posted in the discussion forums and hope to hear from some of you. :)
Comment by Jo Jerome on September 18, 2010 at 2:39pm
Awesome Ariel.
Comment by Ariel on September 16, 2010 at 1:45pm


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