Science Fiction and The Abolition of Man
Finding C. S. Lewis in Sci-Fi Film and Television
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Though The Abolition of Man is one of Lewis's shortest books, it is also one of the most important and influential. This interesting collection of essays shows how the perceptive critiques and prescient warnings found in Abolition resound tellingly in many science fiction films and TV shows. A valuable and thought-provoking volume."
--Michael Ward, Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford
"Students of C. S. Lewis and fans of science fiction alike will find their understanding of today's and tomorrow's world enriched, and likely chastened, by this thought-provoking collection of essays."
--Charles T. Rubin, author of Eclipse of Man
"Here we have an engaging, accessible, and highly relevant collection of essays on how science fiction at its best portrays our possible subhuman future."
--Peter Lawler, Dana Professor of Political Science, Berry College
"Science fiction is often a kind of sociological exploration. Science Fiction and the Abolition of Man demonstrates this clearly. The diverse interpretations demonstrate why sociological explorations of sci-fi are always journeys worth taking."
--John Tenuto, Professor of Sociology, College of Lake County
"Science fiction films have warned for decades: the purveyors of scientific technologies may promise a better and happier world, but in a culture bereft of orientation to goodness beyond ourselves, they can only provide different worlds--crafted at their whim, and often morally dangerous and profoundly unhappy. These delightful essays, by clarifying that warning through the lens of classic moral psychology, send us back to those great films with new eyes and, more importantly, refreshed hearts for goodness."
--Robert B. Kruschwitz, Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University