Science Fiction and the Imitation of the Sacred
This book examines science fiction's relationship to religion and the sacred through the lens of significant books, films and television shows. It provides a clear account of the larger cultural and philosophical significance of science fiction, and explores its potential sacrality in today's secular world by analyzing material such as Ray Bradbury's classic novel The Martian Chronicles, films The Abyss and 2001: A Space Odyssey, and also the Star Trek universe.
Grigg, Richard. Science Fiction and the Imitation of the Sacred. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.