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Sci-Fi From Sonoma: Jack London, Frank Herbert, & Philip K. Dick
Price: Free! Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy, Essay » Literature
"Sci-Fi History" essays about famous writers who lived in Sonoma County, California, including Jack London, Frank Herbert, and Philip K Dick. Read about London's influence on George Orwell and 1984; about Frank Herbert's early photojournalism work that influenced characters from his "Dune" series; and about Philip K Dick's posthumous influence on dystopian sci-fi films.
Making Myths Before Our Eyes
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: American English. Published: February 19, 2017. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy
Stories of the fantastic let us imagine the broad strokes of our lives. This essay looks at how the modern mythology expressed in popular works of fantasy and science fiction resonates with the inner worlds of readers.
Harry Potter And The God Of Love: Reflections Of A Catholic Deacon
Price: Free! Words: 6,190. Language: Australian English. Published: November 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / Literature & the Arts
An examination from a Catholic point of view of the Christian themes within the Harry Potter book series. The essay looks at the religious controversy as well as at the nature of magic in the books and the themes of love, death and self sacrifice.It agrees with Cardinal George Pell that the books contain sound moral and philosophical lessons and are 'a good yarn'.
The Girl on Fire: Katniss Everdeen and the Christian Symbolism in The Hunger Games
Price: Free! Words: 13,300. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General
Christ is the Morningstar, the leader of the rebellion against Satan, the god of this world. Katniss is the Mockingjay, the leader of the rebellion against the tyrant Snow. The reaping of the tributes recalls Revelation 14. 13-20. Snow says, 'It is the things we love the most, Miss Everdeen, which destroy us.' False religions are beloved, and people are destroyed by these falsehoods they love.

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