Theocracies make for interesting settings and alternative worlds in science fiction and fantasy. They allow us to hold up a mirror to our own society, and in particular to question the consequences of dogmatism and religious power.
Cassandra of Troy was cursed by Apollo to give true prophesies but not to be believed. It’s an experience many activists will be familiar with, and a character trope in many fictional explorations of near future theocracies.
A review of the atheist, humanist and secularist themes in the 2018 theocratic dystopian novel Vox, written by Christina Dalcher. Set in an undefined near future in which the USA has become a Christian theocracy, it is clear from the front cover onwards that Vox is startling and high concept. Women have been relegated toContinue reading “Silence can be deafening, review of Vox”