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Here you will find all the non-fiction articles published by SPJ, including articles and reviews about works of science fiction, developments in science, and their philosophical implications.

Have Spacesuit with Leak, Will Die

in Fact & Opinion

Hey, theology fans. It’s time once again for your friendly neighborhood SF-theologian to help you understand complicated Christian theological concepts with the aid of science fiction metaphors. Today we’re going to take on Original Sin

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The Secret Meaning of HBO's Westworld

in Fact & Opinion

HBO’s recent sci-fi/fantasy series Westworld was one of the best TV shows this Fall. On the surface, Westworld taps into traditional sci-fi and contemporary philosophical questions about artificial intelligence and consciousness. But there is a deeper meaning that many might miss. And it’s not about artificial intelligence, “bicameral theories of mind,” or skeptical metaphysics, but about

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The Return of the Monstrous Part 2 by DG Jones

in News

THE RETURN OF THE MONSTROUS PART 2: ALIEN RESURRECTION, AND THE MONSTROUS GAZE DG Jones In Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Alien: Resurrection (1997), which understands and exploits the significance and power of the gaze, the link of abjection between the alien creature and the teratoma is made more explicit by providing the spectator with a speculative glimpse…

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The Return of the Monstrous Part 1 by DG Jones

in Fact & Opinion

THE RETURN OF THE MONSTROUS PART 1: THE EVOLUTION OF THE MONSTER DG Jones We’re obsessed with monsters. As individuals, and as cultures, monsters have always constituted a phenomenon that has run indiscriminately through the psyches of the world, satiating a human craving for dread and fear. Mutants, demi-gods and beasts pervade religion, creed, and…

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