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Science Fiction and religion

I just found this interesting site
Science Fiction/Fantasy Authors of Various Faiths

It has a lot of information about religion and Science Fiction/Fantasy literature.

But I was particularly interested in this "In Signposts in a Strange Land, Walker Percy discusses why there are no Zen Buddhist novelists."

Has anyone read Signposts in a Strange Land? What is Walker Percy's hypothesis for why Zen Buddhist don't write novels?

Comments

Zen Buddhists only seem to write novels about their state of being in nothingness. And nothingness is hard to write a novel around.
I find it interesting how few Sci-fi/Fantasy people (famous ones) there are who are mainstream religious. Many were, then changed to something else.

Sci-fi/Fantasy Authors

Art requires imagination and inquisitiveness.
It is very difficult for any person with those traits to be content in mainstream thought.
Thats neat. Did you ever hear Emma Bull's band - Cat's Laughing?

Cat's Laughing

I had heard of it, but I've never heard them play.

Re: Cat's Laughing

I shall have to copy the mp3s I found to disk for you. They are pretty good. In the vein of Scifi authors and religion, I couldn't help but think of this post when I got this link from Michele Gilman: The religious affiliations of Super Heroes
http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/comic_book_religion.html

Re: religious affiliations of Super Heroes

Thanks for the link. That is really cool!

Re: religious affiliations of Super Heroes

Glad you liked it. I thought it was very amusing.