Fledgling SF review site Fruitless Recursion has just released its second issue, which includes a fairly long and very thoughtful review of The Gospel According to Science Fiction. Alvaro Zinos-Amaro doesn't agree with all of my conclusions, but he says the book made him think—which is the highest praise I could hope for.
"Gabriel McKee’s The Gospel According to Science Fiction: From the Twilight Zone to the Final Frontier, a fascinating study of the intersection of theology and SF, is a must-read for anyone who cares to learn more about how SF has explored ideas pertaining to creation, morality, identity, the body/soul conundrum, free will, the problem of evil, the afterlife, messiahs, and of course the nature of faith itself. More than that, it should be read by anyone interested in gaining a wide perspective of SF, one neither constrained to the printed word nor simply relegated to a discussion of its manifestations in popular media... One comes away from McKee’s study with a wondrous sense of the polysemic gospel that SF sings."
Read the full review here.
The issue also includes a review of the third volume in Mike Ashley's historical survey of SF magazines, Gateways to Forever: The Story of Science Fiction Magazines from 1970 to 1980. (I'm currently on volume 2, covering the '50s and '60s, and I'm finding it an invaluable resource.) The reviews at Fruitless Recursion are intelligent and insightful; I wish this new site the best.