Last Friday I made a guest post at Speculative Faith. It was an essay called “Dreaming at the Crossroads,” and it focused on the intersection of Christianity, transhumanism, and speculative fiction. Here are the first couple paragraphs:
Nietzsche once declared that God is dead. Later he added that Man ought to be. “Man,” he wrote, “is something that is to be surpassed. … What is the ape to man? A laughing-stock, a thing of shame. And just the same shall man be to the Superman: a laughing-stock, a thing of shame. … Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the Superman—a rope over an abyss” (from “Zarathustra and the Overman”).
Some would think this epitaph premature. Others would like to chisel the date of death beneath it. They call themselves transhumanists, and they are looking forward to a post-human world.
I invite you to go over and read my essay, along with the comments (forty-one at last count). While you’re there, you might want to look at the other blog posts. Speculative Faith also has a library – a treasure trove for readers of Christian SF.
I know this blog has been lagging a bit lately, but that will change next week. On Monday, December 5, the blog tour for Worlds Unseen, by Rachel Starr Thomson, continues; my review is due. On the same day, the blog tour for Corus the Champion begins, and runs for three days.