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From: "Andy Robertson" 
Subject: Re: (urth) The proper quote to define Catholic Fabulation
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 17:50:42 -0000

Only because I don't know a better one.

I had resolved to call it "Christian Mythopoeic Fabulation" - but the fact
is it could as well be done in, for example, an Islamic world, if that world
had any tradition of SF.

But of course it doesn't.

CF requires a fusion of Science Fiction and the religious worldview into one

But SF is a hypostatisation of the European tradition of voyaging and
colonisation, and that tradition does not exist in other cultures.

Nor, really, in Eastern Europe, so far from the sea -

Which is in fact why "Catholic" is not so bad a fit.  But I'd still prefer
another name.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 
It still remains a puzzlement to me why the word "catholic" seems to
have such a grip on you for describing a body of work written at
least as much by non-Catholics, and which seems to _this_ Catholic,
at least, to have no specifically-Catholic idea, method, or content.se


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