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.
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.