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Jo Walton

Jo Walton is a science fiction writer of more than a dozen novels and has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, the highest accolades in sci-fi. She is working on a novel called Lent that has religious elements in it. She can discuss religion in science fiction and what it tries to achieve.

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Manuel Lopez Zafra

Manuel Lopez Zafra is an assistant professor of religion at the New College of Florida in Sarasota. He is an expert on Buddhism, especially Tibetan Buddhism, and Hinduism. He also has a popular blog that explores his other interest – religion in popular culture, especially in television and films.

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James Thrall

James Thrall is an associate professor of religion and culture at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. He teaches a course on science fiction and religion, which includes popular culture, film and literature. He can speak about the novel and the television adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle as well as the works […]

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Lorenzo DiTommaso

Lorenzo DiTomasso is a professor of religion and culture at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is an expert on apocalypticism, from the ancient to the contemporary, and also studies religion and science fiction.

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Steven Hrotic

Steven Hrotic is a part-time faculty member in religion at the University of Vermont in Burlington. He is the author of Religion and Science Fiction: The Evolution of an Idea and the Extinction of a Genre.

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Robert Geraci

Robert Geraci is a professor of religious studies at Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y., where he teaches a course on science fiction, fantasy and religion. He is the author of Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality.  He frequently blogs about religion and science and religion and science fiction.

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Michael Collings

Michael Collings is a writer and former professor of English at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., and author of a biography of Orson Scott Card, an award-winning science fiction author who has used portions of the Book of Mormon in his works. Collings traces a link between belief in Mormonism and an affinity for science […]

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James F. McGrath

James F. McGrath, a professor of religion at Butler University in Indianapolis, has taught a course called “Religion in Science Fiction.” Read the syllabus and introduction with extensive bibliography and links. He is editor of the book Religion and Science Fiction and co-ditor of a book about religion and the long-running BBC television series Dr. Who. His blog, Religion Prof, sometimes […]

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