Author Brian Niemeier on Ideological Atheism & Science Fiction

Brian Niemeier is a noted award-winning Science Fiction author of Souldancer and other bugs, and has dug extensively into the history of ideological Atheism in Science Fiction, from the John W. Campbell clique and more, starting in the 1930s and persisting to this day.

Books and other links:

Brian Niemeier: https://twitter.com/BrianNiemeier http://www.brianniemeier.com/ John W. Campbell: https://www.fantasticfiction.com/c/jo… Gary Gygax’s Dungeons & Dragons Appendix N: http://digital-eel.com/blog/ADnD_read… Jeffro Johnson’s book on Appendix N: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3… Breakfast in the Ruins by Barry N. Malzberg https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6… The Futurians: https://fanlore.org/wiki/Futurians Mutation or Death! by John B. Michel http://fancyclopedia.org/mutation-or-… SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2…

Human Spirituality & Science Fiction with Declan Finn & Brian Neimeier

Science and Spirituality: of course they go together and always have. But much modern Science Fiction deals with spirituality generally and religion specifically very poorly, which hurts the quality of the fiction and removes much of the human element. How can you do spirituality–not just Christian spirituality but ANY spirituality–effectively in fiction, even if you aren’t religious? Brian, Declan, Max, and Tiger discuss.

Links: Brian Niemeier:

https://www.amazon.com/Brian-Niemeier… https://www.amazon.com/Ophian-Rising-… https://www.amazon.com/Nethereal-Soul… http://www.brianniemeier.com/

Declan Finn links:

http://www.declanfinn.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Declan-Finn/e/… https://www.amazon.com/Pius-Man-Holy-…

Interview with Brian on ideological Atheism and Science Fiction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqNS9…

Methuselah’s Daughter: https://smile.amazon.com/Methuselahs-…

Gary Gygax inspiration list (Appendix N): http://digital-eel.com/blog/ADnD_read…

Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter: https://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/?p…

A Wrinkle In Time (NOT the movie version): https://smile.amazon.com/Wrinkle-Time…

Galactic Outlaws: https://www.galacticoutlaws.com/