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458. Religion in Science and Speculative Fiction

Thursday, 5 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., The Fens, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Science Fiction and Utopian and Fantastic Literature

Presiding: Peter Yoonsuk Paik, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

1. "Precogs, Hallucinogens, and Free Will: The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch," Shayani Bhattacharya, Univ. at Buffalo, State Univ. of New York

2. "The Art of Theotronics: Science and Religion in the Margins in Kojo Laing's Big Bishop Roko," Ian MacDonald, Columbia Univ.

3. "'That Mortal Taste': Death, Language, and the Fall in Contemporary Science Fiction," Lara A. Dodds, Mississippi State Univ.

4. "Science Fiction, Religion, and the Afterlife," Stephen Louis Burt, Harvard Univ.

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