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Posted by on Jan 4, 2014 in Books | 2 comments

Books and chapters

It looks as if I’ll have a number of chapters in books edited by other people over the next year or two. I’ve written a few pieces in recent times, especially if you count a long article in the forthcoming giant edition of Wiley-Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of Political thought. More about that on another occasion. It’s on the topic of religion and politics, which is dear to the hearts of many of my readers.


I have a couple of pieces lined up to write, notably another long (8000 words) chapter: this one is on living without God and is for the next anthology to come out under the editorship of John Loftus (working title for the whole book is Christianity Is Not Great).

All of which has prompted a thought. For those who might be bothered, I have chapters in a number of books that have been published over the past ten years or so. You might like to check out some of them to see whether any are of interest:

The Transhumanist Reader (2013), ed. Max More and Natasha Vita-More.

The Australian Book of Atheism (2010), ed. Warren Bonett.

Sentinels: In Honor of Arthur C. Clarke (2010), ed. Gregory Benford and George Zebrowski.

Human Futures: Art In An Age of Uncertainty (2008), ed. Andy Miah.

A Companion to Science Fiction (2005; paperback 2008), ed. David Seed.

Jacking in to the Matrix Franchise: Cultural Reception and Interpretation (2006), ed. Mathew Kapell and William G. Doty.

Prefiguring Cyberculture: An Intellectual History (2004), ed. Darren Tofts, Annemarie Jonson, and Alessio Cavallaro.

And now I think about it could add some others, though they tend to be very expensive reference works. There are also a couple of anthologies that have come out during this period with stories that I’ve written.

Perhaps not surprisingly, I think that some of the books I listed deserve more attention, though a few doubtless sold well enough at the time. I’m not necessarily suggesting you buy any of them (and I hasten to say that in none of these cases would doing so actually make me any money; no royalties are involved for me in any of them). Purely for your own interest, you might want to check out some if they are in your library. For me, this was an interesting exercise if only to get a better idea of where the last decade went.