Holy Sci-Fi! by Paul J. Nahin audiobook

Holy Sci-Fi!: Where Science Fiction and Religion Intersect

By Paul J. Nahin
Read by Traber Burns

Blackstone Publishing 9781493906178

The Science and Fiction Series

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799916949

  • ISBN: 9781799916932

  • ISBN: 9781799916956

Runtime: 10.80 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Can a computer have a soul? Are religion and science mutually exclusive? Is there really such a thing as free will? If you could time travel to visit Jesus, would you (and should you)? For hundreds of years, philosophers, scientists, and science fiction writers have pondered these questions and many more.

In Holy Sci-Fi!, popular writer Paul J. Nahin explores the fertile and sometimes uneasy relationship between science fiction and religion. With a scope spanning the history of religion, philosophy, and literature, Nahin follows religious themes in science fiction from Feynman to Foucault and from Asimov to Aristotle.

An intriguing journey through popular and well-loved books and stories, Holy Sci-Fi! shows how sci-fi has informed humanity’s attitudes towards our faiths, our future, and ourselves.

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Author Bio: Paul J. Nahin

Author Bio: Paul J. Nahin

Paul J. Nahin has taught at Harvey Mudd College, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Universities of New Hampshire (where he is now professor emeritus of electrical engineering) and Virginia. Nahin has published a couple of dozen short science fiction stories in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Omni, and Twilight Zone magazines, and has written fourteen books on mathematics and physics. He has given invited talks on mathematics at Bowdoin College, the Claremont Graduate School, the University of Tennessee, and Caltech, has appeared on National Public Radio’s Science Friday as well as on New Hampshire Public Radio’s The Front Porch, and advised Boston’s WGBH Public Television’s NOVA on the script for their time travel episode. He gave the invited Sampson Lectures for 2011 in Mathematics at Bates College.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 10.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English