Practical Magic
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Arthur C. Clarke posited long ago that any significantly advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. I’d like to turn that aphorism on its head and suggest that any significantly advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology. Simply put, the magic of … Continue reading

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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 8: Creating a Viable Fictional Faith
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A question I frequently field when it comes to inventing religions for fiction is: How do I go about it? I always start with a real religion. This keeps me from “winging it” or just throwing stuff onto the page … Continue reading

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