Religious Themes in SF from Deseret News Online.

Book View Cafe author Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff was one of several science fiction writers interviewed by the Deseret News Online on the subject of religious themes in science fiction movies and books. Maya writes fantasy and science fiction, including co-authoring … Continue reading

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Faith in Fiction 15: Heresy is in the Eye of the Beholder
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A deep concern among members of one faith group I do workshops with is depicting another real or imaginary faith sympathetically without feeling as if they’ve committed heresy. One thing I ask these writers to contemplate is that heresy is … Continue reading

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Faith in Fiction 14: Pitfalls in fantasy religions and how to avoid them
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One of the most common questions I’m asked when it comes to fictionalizing religion is what pitfalls a writer who’s new to the practice should avoid. Here’s my shortlist—though there certainly are others. First is the the Straw Man portrayal … Continue reading

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Faith in Fiction 13: At the intersection of religion and culture
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Religion is at the heart of what we call culture. Our world culture is so steeped in religious principle that there’s no way to winnow it out. I often hear people advance the idea that they can be moral without … Continue reading

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Faith in Fiction 9: Grist for the Mill

In Saudi Arabia, all citizens are rqurieed to be Muslims, and the public practice of other religions is forbidden. Private practice of other religions is sometimes allowed and sometimes persecuted; there is no law protecting even this.Iran is officially a … Continue reading

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Faith in Fiction 7: Religious Wave of the Future?
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I’ve read a number of SF stories that posit a global religion of one kind or another. In some cases, it’s a far-future invented faith, in others the writer posits that the Catholic Church or Islam or Buddhism or some … Continue reading

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