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Theological Science Fiction – Starting Points (Part 4)

The final part of starting points for reading science fiction with religious themes.

chaplainThe Chaplain’s War – Brad R. Torgersen (2014)

This is effectively military science fiction in a similar vein to Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War (1974), Keith Laumer’s Bolo universe (1976-2010),  Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers (1959), and Jack Campbell’s The Lost Fleet (2006-2010) series.

Here the protagonist is not a super soldier, but rather an chaplain’s assistant who has to prevent humanity’s extermination through argument and by possessing religious faith.

There’s a more in-depth review here at Faith and work science fiction? The Chaplain’s War by Brad Torgerson.

The Cosmic/Space Trilogy – C.S. Lewis (1938-1945)

One of the most famous series of theological science fiction, Lewis’ series consists of the three novels below exploring good and evil:


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