From Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Star Trek, science fiction has probed in books and on screen what it means to be human in an age of scientific knowledge and technological power: will we conquer the universe and translate ourselves to a higher realm of being, or download ourselves to computers, or alternatively be annihilated in nuclear holocaust, ecological disaster, alien invasion or revolt of the intelligent machines we ourselves have created?
Science fiction is the literature of our age, questioning human origins, destiny and our relationship to what is not us, be it the universe, aliens, animals or the mechanical. In a “world without God”, will humans themselves become gods?
Stephen May will present his talk at Lindisfarne House, 4 Barbourne Terrace, Worcester WR1 3JS, on 15th September 2015 starting at 8:00 pm. All welcome, parking, entry and refreshments are free, but we ask for a voluntary donation of £3:00 per person to cover meeting expenses.
Short Summary of Our Speaker:
Rev. Dr. Stephen May, science fiction fan and former Lecturer in Systematic Theology at
the University of Auckland, is author of Stardust and Ashes: Science Fiction in Christian Perspective (1998).
Please do download a pdf flyer for this talk from the following link: B & S flyer Stephen May September 2015
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