Science Fiction Theology

Alan Gregory, Science Fiction Theology: Beauty and the Transformation of the Sublime, Baylor University Press, 2015.

“To the extent that science fiction has appropriated ― and reveled ― in the sublime, it has persisted in a sometimes explicit, sometimes subterranean, relationship with Christian theology. From its seventeenth-century beginnings, the sublime, with its representations of immensity, has informed the imagining of God. When science fiction critiques or reinvents religion, its writers have engaged in a literary guerrilla war with Christianity over what is truly sublime and divine.”


Also: Theology & Science Fiction: A Syllabus.

Tentacles Longer Than Night

Tentacles Longer Than Night: Horror of Philosophy, Vol. 3

Extending the ideas presented in his book In The Dust of This Planet, Thacker considers the relationship between philosophy and the horror genre. But instead of taking fiction as the mere illustration of ideas, Thacker reads horror stories as if they themselves were works of philosophy, driven by a speculative urge to question human knowledge and the human-centric view of the world, ultimately leading to the limit of the human — thought undermining itself, in thought.”


Added to Open Lovecraft

* Patrick Burger (2014), The Political Unconscious in the Works of Robert E. Howard and Ernst Junger, Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Publishing, 2014. (The book form of Burger’s PhD thesis for the Faculty of Language, Literature, and Culture, Justus-Liebig University, Germany).

* Ksenia Olkusz and Aleksander Rzyman (2011), “Titanic, Mysterious, Forgotten : cities in Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s stories, Svet Kresleny Slovem, 2012. (In English. Presumably Svet Kresleny Slovem is a Polish academic journal).

* Justin Woodman (2015), “Becoming a Part of the Lurking Evil” : occultural accelerationism, Lovecraftian modernity, and the interiorization of monstrosity. (Forthcoming as part of a Punctum Books volume in 2016, Dark Glamor: Accelerationism and the Occult, edited by Ed Keller, Tim Matts and Benjamin Noys).


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