What could make for light listening better than a discussion of religion? This week, the hosts discuss how gods, faith, and worship are portrayed in various spec fic stories. They delve into deep and introspective topics such as Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s concept of belief-driven deities and argue over why anyone would worship a squid god over a cat god. As a bonus, they explain why Vulcans do actually make good spies.
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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.
The Imperial Cult from Warhammer 40,000
The Valar from The Silmarillion
Kushiel’s Dart (Kushiel’s Legacy, Book 1) by Jacqueline Carey
American Gods by Neil Gamen
Small Gods: A Discworld Novel by Terry Pratchett
The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Briar King (The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 1) by Greg Keyes
The Old Gods from A Song of Ice and Fire
Faith of the Seven from A Song of Ice and Fire
The Lord of Light in A Song of Ice and Fire
Star Trek: Voyager: Sacred Ground (episode)
The Prophets from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
The Emissary from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
The Kai from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
The Ancients from Stargate SG-1
The Ori from Stargate SG-1
The Goa’uld from Stargate SG-1
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