The Fellowship of Scientists

Bibliography, Part 8

Christian Science Fiction


This listing is offered as a sample of sources likely to be helpful for reflection; it is neither exhaustive nor prescriptive. Books are listed alphabetically by authors; those marked with (P) are available in paperback.

Blish, James, A Case of Conscience (P)
A Jesuit anthropologist is part of the exploration team during a first encounter with an alien intelligent species and wrestles with their status as moral beings.

Lewis, C. S. Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength. (P)

Miller, Walter M., A Canticle for Liebowitz (P)
A future history centered on the life of an order after nuclear war as they face the challenges of a final nuclear conflict.

Niven, Larry, Inferno (P)
A modern version of Dante's Inferno, with elements of his Purgatorio.

Smith, Cordwainer, Norstrilia, Space Lords, The Instrumentality of Man, Quest of the Three Worlds (P)
A humane and sensitive writer, Smith uses the genre of science fiction to explore the meaning of being human in a technological universe. His figures,"the underpeople,"human shaped derivatives of animals, allow him to explore what constitutes"the image of God."Powerful and thoughtful, these books welcome re-reading.

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