Religious Science Fiction & Fantasy
Some of the best examples of Religious Science Fiction & Fantasy are Harry Potter, The Illustrated Man, and The Other War on Terror. While these works don't get into denominations, they do present compassion and love as a universal value. They also embrace a variety of worldviews and are often humorous. There's even a bit of astrology and apocalyptic fable thrown in for fun.
Michael H. Hanson's "The Other War on Terror"
There's a common sense argument that we've been making war on terror for too long. But we're still fighting this war with militarism and "going rogue" strategies. The war-fighting model relies on extralegal force, such as "extraordinary rendition," and on the concept of a homeland. While we've been using the phrase "going rogue" to justify the use of force, the reality is far more complex.
The film 24 plays off the official discourse of the "global war on terror," by re-presenting terrorism as an exceptional threat. It also re-presents the need for militarised counter-terrorism. And because 24 is based on the Bush administration's own doctrines, it also facilitates rendition, detention without charge, torture, and other forms of illegal activity. Hanson's novel shows how our media, including popular culture, affect our understanding of war and counter-terrorism policies.
Ray Bradbury's "If This Goes On"
The novel asks a fundamental question: Are people going to read books? In the end, the answer is a resounding yes. Fahrenheit 451 makes an argument for the continuation of the printed word. And yet it also begs the question: Will we continue to read? In his novel, Ray Bradbury asks this question. What kind of readership will we have in the future?
One of Ray Bradbury's most well-known stories, Fahrenheit 451, is a speculative-fiction tale set 60 years from now. Despite being published sixty years ago, this dystopian book reads like an eerie crystal ball. The story starts with the thought that nobody would read books anymore. We may not even be able to walk. If our lives continue this way, we will be no different from our predecessors.
Although Bradbury does an excellent job describing men and women, he is weak in depicting women. His novel also tends to focus on males - both macho and stupid - instead of sensitive and intelligent females. Bradbury has an underdeveloped sense of humor, resulting in a rather drab book. However, despite this flaw, "If This Goes On" is a powerful, important novel, and well worth reading.
If This Goes On is a science fiction novella that first appeared in Astounding Science-Fiction magazine in 1940. It was revised for inclusion in the 1953 collection Revolt in 2100. Bradbury used the science fiction genre to explore the possibilities of what could happen to Christianity in the United States in the future given mass communications. If this scenario becomes a reality, Bradbury is pointing out a technique that many writers have used.
E E Smith's "Lensman"
The Lensman series is a science fiction novel series by American author Edward Elmer "Doc" Smith. It is one of the best-selling science fiction series of all time. The Lensman books were a runner-up for the 1966 Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series. They feature the main character Lensman, who is an ace sleuth who solves difficult problems.
The Lensman series consists of three books: The First Lensman, The Grey Lensman, and The Galactic Patrol. First Lensman is the last book in the series, but it was the first to be published. It linked Triplanetary with Galactic Patrol, and featured Smith's imaginative alien races and constantly escalating space warfare. The sequel, The Lensmans: Book One, features the Galactic Patrol as well.
In Lensman, the reader is introduced to a world with a different kind of life than that of Earth. The first galaxy is a Rigellian, and the second is called Lundmark. Its body is barrel-shaped, and its tentacles are protruding. The first story focuses on a planetary society where Lenses live. It is also set in the distant future.
There is a good reason to read the "Lensman" series. Not only are the books entertaining, but they also raise many uncomfortable questions. While the characters are fantastic, the villains are hideous and brilliant. Helmuth, the blue-skinned pirate leader, is a perfect example. Helmuth was the inspiration for Star Wars' Grand Admiral Thrawn.
The series is made up of four books. The first two, Gray Lensman, was published in 1937. The second two books, Second Stage Lensman, and Children of the Lensman were published after Lensman. After the series began, Smith created other worlds with Lensmen, including the Lensmen, which are alien creatures. However, the Lensman series continues to evolve and grow and expand with new stories.
The Lensman series has been called one of the most influential works of space opera. It is considered the father of space opera. While the story line is often apolitical, the series is not without its share of surprises. The series is an excellent read. The series has many similarities to the early Star Wars movies. If you are looking for a space opera series, I highly recommend reading Lensman.
Ray Bradbury's "The Illustrated Man vs The Man"
The Illustrated Men is a short story collection by Ray Bradbury, which features characters who refuse to accept the futures that illustrations predict. This book is an extension of his final story, "The Illustrated Man," and uses science fiction and fantasy to explore social commentary and human limits. Bradbury's writings have become a timeless classic, and are recommended for fans of science fiction and fantasy.
The narrator, Hollis, reflects on his life as a crew member waiting to burn up in Earth's atmosphere after an asteroid hits the Earth. A quarrel with another man has a profound impact on Hollis's perspective, causing the reader to rethink their own beliefs and the meaning of life. Bradbury is a master storyteller.