"Dr. McGrath's love of theology and science fiction is contagious, shining through on every page. The result is an impressive book that is both thought-provoking and easily accessible, whether the reader is an individual or a study group member, a serious sci-fi fan or a congregational leader."
--C. K. Robertson, Canon to the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church; Editor of Religion as Entertainment
"I've always considered science fiction to be the quintessential literature of our species, because it is the only literature to fully address what most makes us human: our ability to engage the cosmos. Religion is another way of doing this, and James McGrath explores these intersections in a provocative and erudite book that not only calls on a variety of human religions, but science fiction on both page and screen."
--Paul Levinson, author of The Plot to Save Socrates
"Those of us who enjoy science fiction take its nature very seriously. And those of us who are excited by Christian faith take the Bible very seriously. There is therefore no better commentator to explore the relationship between theology and science fiction than James McGrath, a serious biblical scholar and science fiction fan who embodies the joy and excitement of the relationship in this accessible and insightful book."
--David Wilkinson, Principal of St. John's College, Durham University
"Refuting the dichotomies that have plagued so much writing on religion, theology, and science fiction, and refusing simply to press one in service of the other, James McGrath weaves a wonderfully nuanced tale of two of humankind's most important and influential ways of imagining our place in the universe--and the place of the universe in our imagination. Few interested in this relationship can afford to miss this book."
--Douglas E. Cowan, author of Sacred Space: The Quest for Transcendence in Science Fiction Film and Television