Things tagged science fiction



  1. Who Is My (Time Traveling) Neighbor?

    June 21, 2018 10:41 am Leave a Comment

    And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read?”  And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,… Read more »

    Tags: book review connie willis science fiction time travel

  2. John Herreid

    The Divine Physician and the Doctor

    October 1, 2015 10:35 am 5 Comments

    “…for when I am weak, then I am strong.” —2 Corinthians 12:10 He’s back. My favorite recent incarnation of the alien Time Lord known as the Doctor arrived again this month, sonic screwdriver (or sunglasses) at the ready. Peter Capaldi’s portrayal of the Doctor is prickly, intelligent, standoffish, and alien… Read more »

    Tags: Doctor Who science fiction TV reviews

  3. T. M. Doran

    Short Story: Leonardo’s Work

    September 29, 2015 11:18 am 4 Comments

    Ours is an age where we are barraged at all times by expert opinions, where the obvious becomes elusive. In this original science-fiction short story by T.M Doran, the expert eye may not see what the amateur can. Enjoy. “How many Roadrunners will be delivered this week?” said Leonardo. “Eighty-two.”… Read more »

    Tags: science fiction short story speculative fiction T.M. Doran

  4. John Herreid

    “I do not write Catholic books intentionally.”

    January 28, 2015 10:54 am 5 Comments

    This is an interview from last year, but why should time matter? Especially when it involves the notoriously tricksy, almost unclassifiable science fiction writer Gene Wolfe. When many lament the state of Catholic literature these days, they almost always forget and leave out the great Catholic writers working in genre… Read more »

    Tags: Catholic writers fantasy fulton sheen gene wolfe genre fiction science fiction speculative fiction

  5. John Herreid

    Science Fiction and Political Polarization

    May 8, 2014 7:13 pm 3 Comments

    I hear about a science fiction novel from a friend. He says he thinks I’d like it; it’s along the same lines as another author I like, and involves a lot of very imaginative world building. So I go to the local sci-fi bookstore and pop in. They have a… Read more »

    Tags: ideology politics science fiction

  6. John Herreid

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of C.S. Lewis. It’s difficult to gauge exactly how different the world of fantasy and science fiction would be without his influence (or the influence of his friend J.R.R. Tolkien). We’ve gathered a number of links that explore different facets of his… Read more »

    Tags: C.S. Lewis Doctor Who fantasy Joseph Ratzinger Peter Kreeft Richard Purtill science fiction

  7. Ignatius Press Novels

    An Interview with Michael D. O’Brien

    November 21, 2013 7:00 am 1 Comment

    Michael D. O’Brien is the author of several novels, with his latest work, Voyage to Alpha Centauri, taking his tally to ten. We were able to nab the busy author and artist for an interview to give us a peek into his first-ever sci-fi novel, his writing process, and more…. Read more »

    Tags: author interviews Michael O'Brien science fiction Voyage to Alpha Centauri

  8. Dan at Ignatius

    Psst. Like Sci-Fi?

    October 10, 2013 1:37 pm Leave a Comment

    Like Michael O’Brien? Then here’s a peek into our catalog you need to sneak. O’Brien’s science-fiction debut, Voyage to Alpha Centauri, comes out this November! We’ll fill you in with more later, but you can see its Ignatius Novels page or pre-order it today.

    Tags: fantasy science fiction Voyage to Alpha Centauri

  9. Voyage to Alpha Centauri

    October 10, 2013 1:30 pm Leave a Comment

    Set eighty years in the future, this novel by the best-selling author Michael O’Brien is about an expedition sent from the planet Earth to Alpha Centauri, the star closest to our solar system. The Kosmos, a great ship that the central character Neil de Hoyos describes as a “flying city”,… Read more »

    Tags: fantasy science science fiction space

  10. John Herreid

    “Pulpit Fiction”

    August 21, 2013 9:54 am 5 Comments

    Matthew Schmitz writes over at the First Things blog First Thoughts, reflecting on Randy Boyagoda’s article Faith in Fiction: We have to be more creative about where we look for faith in fiction, and in order to do so, we have to expand our tastes beyond the high modernist aesthetic… Read more »

    Tags: Dayspring Do No Harm fantasy First Things Looking for the King science fiction Terrapin Toward the Gleam Voyage to Alpha Centauri