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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

There's a Sequel to Niven and Pournelle's Inferno.

Awesome! It's coming out in February 2009!

This probably means bupkis to most of you, but N&P's Inferno is one of the most interesting sci-fi books with an explicitly Christian theme ever written. Not quite in the stratosphere of A Canticle for Leibowitz or A Case For Conscience, it is nevertheless interesting, and absolutely unique.

It is an attempt at a theodicy of Hell.

The answer the authors came up with is not exactly orthodox, but it is thoughtful.

It should be interesting to see where N&P go with the sequel, so I guess that goes into the queue in early 2009.

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