Talk:Science fiction and religion

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This article will be the theme of the January 2011 session of the continuing "Science and Religion" seminar series at the Unitarian-Universalist Meeting House in Chatham, MA. With luck, I might get some contributors recruited. There are those who wonder if Unitarian-Universalists are a science fiction proposition. Howard C. Berkowitz 20:51, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

Small group due to a snowstorm, but a good discussion. I'll need to put in more references, of which I was reminded when answering questions. My inclination is to interpret "debate guide" liberally, and write up how we did the discussion.
While I think it's outside the scope of this article, several people asked why more women don't seem to read/write science fiction, which might be an article of its own. Most of the women I know well do read it, but I certainly can see selection bias. Howard C. Berkowitz 20:25, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Hayford, your help greatly appreciated

I'm sure I'm only scratching the surface.

There's a question of whether to spin off subarticles on the individual pieces, or perhaps themes. Considering this, "The Star" may have had the most stunning ending of any science fiction story I've ever read. If there was ever an argument for a spoiler warning, this is it. I'm tempted to experiment with a "spoilers" tab, and even then, to give a last-warning link to the last two sentences of the story. Howard C. Berkowitz 21:24, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

You've opened Pandora's box

Have you seen the 'SF Gospel' site: The Ten Best Science Fiction Stories About Religion.

Thank you, Ms. Pandora. Unfortunately, I haven't read some, and don't have bibliographic references for others. Good project, though. What do you think of the headings about themes? Howard C. Berkowitz 05:55, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Order of themes/headings

These are essentially random at present. Can anyone suggest a basis for flow among them, perhaps a different ordering, and transitions among them?

How do people feel about internal wikilinks in this? For example, an epigraph from the Bene Gesserit appears after the intro, but the Bene Gesserit are discussed in more detail later in the article. Should the epigraph link to the external or internal? To what extent should there be second-level heading for particular works/series under the main headings? Howard C. Berkowitz 17:46, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

bob silverberg

isn't there a famous story of his called Good News from the Vatican or some such?

Also, in his novel The Tower of Glass, isn't there a race of androids or something who are secretly worshipping the human protagonist of the book? Hayford Peirce 19:37, 30 November 2010 (UTC)