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Science fiction has not always been compatible with religion -- in fact many futuristic settings imagine no religion at all. But sci-fi and fantasy have long fascinated people of different faiths because the genres wrestle with the big questions of life. I moderated a discussion between Minister Oscar Sinclair, Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Alwaez Hussein Rashid about why SF worlds intrigue and inspire them. 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Episode 104: Faith in Fantasy

EPISODE ARCHIVE

MUSIC LIST

Lakeside Path by Blue Dot Sessions

​Our Digital Compass by Blue Dot Sessions

Mate by Stale

In Paler Skies by Blue Dot Sessions

List of References:
-  "Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien
-  X-Men comics
-  Doctor Who Season 6 Episode 13 “The Big Bang”
-  “The Mists of Avalon” by Marion Zimmer Bradley
-  Isaac Asimov, novelist
-  “Speaker for the Dead” by Orson Scott Card
-  “Rendezvous with Rama” by Arthur C. Clarke
-  “Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert Heinlein
-  “Record of a Spaceborn Few” from The Wayfarers Series by Becky Chambers
-  “Small Gods” by Terry Pratchett
-  Octavia Butler, novelist
-  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
-  Broken Earth series by N.K. Jemisin
-  Monstress comic book series by Marjorie Liu
-  “Lucifer’s Hammer” by Larry Niven
-  Melancholia, film by Lars von Trier
-  The Dragonlance series by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

-  The Bloodprint Series by Ausma Khan
-  “City of Brass” from The Daevabad series by S.A. Chakraborty
-  Sabaa Tahir, novelist
-  Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
-  "Seven Commentaries on an Imperfect Land" by Ruthanna Emrys
-  "The Sparrow" by Mary Doria Russell
-   Firefly TV series
-   “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” play by Jack Thorne