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 thing. 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 --