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Science Fiction/Fantasy Atheists

Atheists enjoy speculative stories as they *should* be enjoyed: for entertainment purposes only, not to be confused with reality. Members here can have fun discussiung the literature, movies, TV, etc.

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Welcome science fiction & fantasy fans!

As a science fiction/fantasy writer myself, I enjoy taking voyages into the unknown. Looking at the universe as it isn't often helps us put the real world into perspective. It's also fun to take an occasional vacation from the often-harsh reality around us. Unlike the theists, the religionists, the god-groupies who feel compelled to live in fantasy realms, we visit them and then come back home--and then go voyaging again.

I hope you'll all feel free to congregate here and compare your experiences in other worlds and times.

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Comment by Stephen Goldin on April 20, 2011 at 10:21am
I think Holmes was a progenitor of the eccentric genius scientists of early space operas, much more so in many regards than of modern detectives. And Doyle did dabble in the field with the Professor Challenger stories.
Comment by Stephen Goldin on February 26, 2011 at 7:45pm
My satirical fantasy book Polly! (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/34606?ref=sgoldin) just got a wonderful review at the blog Great Books Under $5 (http://greatbooksunder5.blogspot.com/2011/02/divine-fantasy.html). One of the best parts about the review is the fact that my atheism is a crucial (positive) factor in it.

And I have to brag about the closing paragraph: "Polly is the kind of book aspiring writers should read just to study the craft. Goldin’s writing is fastidious. And he seemingly has the gift (Would that be a theological term?) of calling on everything he knows from the silly to the profound to create a story that starts out being entertaining and winds up being interesting, even thought-provoking."
Comment by Ljubomir Medakovic on October 30, 2010 at 8:16am


Father-Son relationship revealed!
Comment by Richard Valcourt on September 22, 2010 at 5:10pm
Welcome to the group, Sarah!
Comment by Sarah Walton on September 22, 2010 at 4:06pm
Hi everyone. I'm new to the group. I just posted in the discussion forums and hope to hear from some of you. :)
Comment by Jo Jerome on September 18, 2010 at 2:39pm
Awesome Ariel.
Comment by Ariel on September 16, 2010 at 1:45pm

Comment by Sean Murphy on August 12, 2010 at 1:07pm
I just loved the fact that they had no dinosaurs and no breathable air pockets in it! That made it the most plausible Journey to the Center of the Earth tale ever told...
Comment by John Secular Smith on August 11, 2010 at 12:37pm
I really liked the Core as well, if for no other reason that people I knew got educated on the importance of the magnetic field.
Comment by Jo Jerome on August 11, 2010 at 12:24pm
Re-watching "The Core" on Netflix...

For whatever reason, this is quite possibly my favorite disaster movie of all time. For all its stock formula, stock characters, and very generous artistic liberties with physics and science, it is just plain fun. Plus, anything with Hillary Swank is automatically a little bit better that it otherwise would have been.
 

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