The Science Fiction Mythmakers: Religion, Science and Philosophy in Wells, Clarke, Dick and Herbert
Jennifer Simkins Series Editors Donald E. Palumbo and C.W. Sullivan III
A literary genre that pervades 21st-century popular culture, science fiction creates mythologies that make statements about humanity’s place in the universe and embody an intersection of science, religion and philosophy.
This book considers the significance of this confluence through an examination of myths in the writings of H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick and Frank Herbert. Presenting fresh insights into their works, the author brings to light the tendency of science fiction narratives to reaffirm spiritual myths.