The Madonna and the Starship—James Morrow (Tachyon, 2014)
Ever since I discovered Towing Jehovah, I have been an unabashed Morrowite (Morrovian?Morroweenie?). The man combines big themes, fantastic imagination, and riotous humour like few else can. That said, Madonna/Starship is of a different vein, a light romp that posits the concept of alien logical positivist lobsters almost destroying the world, were it not for resourceful writers of a cheap NBC kids’ science-fiction show who intervene to save mankind. There’s an overwhelming amount of philosophy threaded through the narrative, but Morrow keeps it all afloat with flair, even when the destruction of two million Christians seems all but assured.
Corey Redekop (author, Shelf Monkey) raves:
Logical positivism be damned! James Morrow is God!
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Cover and design by Elizabeth Story.