Dune and the Islam of the Future


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Muslims and Mormons and Muad-dib oh my! Guests Ali Karjoo-Ravary, professor of Islamic studies at Bucknell University, and Michael Haycock, Christian Life Coordinator at Georgetown University, dish out all the nerdy takes on the intersection of religion and sci fi / fantasy. We discuss the Islamic influences in Frank Herbert's Dune, Christian themes in CS Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, and how religious minorities are represented in sci fi. Learn more about: Ali's Writing: https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2020/10/11/paul-atreides-led-a-jihad-not-a-crusade-heres-why-that-matters https://ajammc.com/author/alikarjooravary/ Michael's Writing: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/peculiarpeople/2014/06/second-life-and-the-second-estate/ https://www.dialoguejournal.com/articles/the-earth-and-the-inhabitants-thereof-non-humans-in-the-divine-household/ https://www.patheos.com/blogs/peculiarpeople/2018/08/sorry-to-bother-you-the-human-body-as-technology/ Further Reading: Ali's Picks: Arabian Nights and Days, Naguib Mahfouz The City of Brass, S.A. Chakraborty (and the rest of the Daevabad Trilogy) Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson The Bird King, G. Willow Wilson The Haunting of Tram Car 015, P. Djèli Clark The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn, Usman Tanveer Malik Frankenstein in Baghdad, Ahmed Saadawi Michael's Picks: The Folk of the Fringe, Orson Scott Card Wandering Realities, Steven Peck The Infinite Future, Tim Wirkus +++ Leave a Review! bit.ly/interfaithish Social: www.instagram.com/interfaithish/ www.facebook.com/interfaithish/ twitter.com/interfaithish Email: interfaithish@gmail.com

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