Monday, February 16, 2009

Redemption in Science Fiction

Christianity Today, February, 2009

How the genre draws us to its own views of redemption.

The culture-shaping force of science fiction storytellers may be more significant and more widespread than we imagine. That's because they trade in myth. By myth, I mean a transcendent story that helps us make sense of our place in the cosmos. This common definition makes the Christian gospel, as C. S. Lewis suggested, "God's myth"—not because it is fiction, but because it is a story that gives ultimate meaning. We live in an age in which new myths, born mostly of science-fueled imaginations, are crafted and propagated at an unprecedented rate.

read more

I love science fiction and it is still my favourite genre.

No comments:

Post a Comment