My new novel.

Religion plays a large part in the lives of most people. What role, if any, does religion play in science fiction?

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My new novel.

Postby nattybumpo » Mon May 03, 2010 8:57 am

The novel I am working on draws heavily on religion. Not so much the spirituality - although that will be a part - but more of the geopolitics of religion.

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Re: My new novel.

Postby admin » Tue May 04, 2010 9:53 am

Sf novels with religious themes are often popular. A Case of Conscience by James Blish, A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller, Jr., Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke, and many more.
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Re: My new novel.

Postby nattybumpo » Tue May 04, 2010 10:24 pm

Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land too.

But this is not so much religious as it is politico-religious or religio-political if you prefer.

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Re: My new novel.

Postby Brightonian » Thu May 06, 2010 3:37 pm

TBH it's hard to think anything of such a vague description. Care to share more detail?
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Re: My new novel.

Postby nattybumpo » Fri May 07, 2010 9:34 pm

The villain of the novel is a leader using religion for political reasons.
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Re: My new novel.

Postby admin » Sat May 08, 2010 6:50 am

The politico using religion for selfish motives is something of a cliche, though goodness knows if you want to write a best-seller, cliche all the way is your best bet.
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Re: My new novel.

Postby nattybumpo » Mon May 10, 2010 10:55 pm

Yes I would like to write a best seller. As far as demagogues using religion for selfish reasons - that is just plain ole real life ;)
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