Aug 16, 2016
Our genre this month
(Religious Fiction) demands we take a look at what
makes a book count as "religious fiction" (instead of just fiction
about religion). Plus in our one hour and 48 minute
episode, Meghan reads too many books (as usual), Amanda
explains Sex Magicks, Matthew makes terrible jokes, and Anna fails
to finish anything. BIG spoiler for the graphic novel
Therefore, Repent! by Jim Munroe and Salgood
Your Hosts This Episode
Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Amanda
Did Not Finish:
Other Titles We Mentioned
- Dies the Fire by S. M. Stirling
- Interview with S.M. Stirling
about Wiccanism. Key quote: “The really startling thing was having
a number of people tell me that they became Wiccans because they
read the books. Which was flattering, but left me rather bemused.
When people first accused me of being a Wiccan missionary, I
just thought it was a complete hoot until I realized that to a
minor degree I evidently was.”
- The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
- Angry Young Spaceman by Jim
Munroe (Science fictionalizing his experience teaching English in
- The Taqwacores by Michael Muhammad
Knight, plus a Guardian article about the
documentary movie and the interesting pseudo-reality of it all
- If you’re intrigued by the phenomenon of Amish Romance, you
might try reading Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure of
Amish Romance Novels by Valerie Weaver-Zercher
- Anatomy of a Girl Gang by Ashley
Little (which struck Amanda as similar to The Harem by Safia
- Rapture Culture: Left Behind in
Evangelical America by Amy Frykholm (in my vague memory this
was super interesting, but it’s been a long time)
- The Diaries of Adam and Eve and
Other Stories by Mark Twain (Christian)
- The Pawn by Steven James
- We talked about Don’t Cry for Me, Hot Pastrami
by Sharon Kahn in Episode 7
- Cozy Mysteries.
- Armageddon Films FAQ: All That's
Left to Know about Zombies, Contagions, Aliens, and the End of the
World as We Know by Dale Sherman which has a chapter called
Onward Christian Soldiers which, amongst other things,
looks at the multiple film adaptations of Left Behind (and yes, Nicholas Cage is
the star of one of them).
Amish write Amish Romance novels?
Wiccansploitation a thing?
- Doesn’t Matthew make just the worst jokes
ever!?! (Okay, the Belieber one was pretty good.)
makes a book “religious” fiction?
is your favourite Satanist book?
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