Sci Phi: The Journal of Science Fiction and Philosophy

A new magazine caught my eye the other day--Sci Phi: The Journal of Science Fiction and Philosophy. Edited by Jason Rennie, Sci Phi focuses on fiction combining the ideas of science fiction and philosophy. According to Rennie, he first encountered the term Sci Phi in Mark Rowland's book The Philosopher at the End of the Universe. Rennie also states that philosophical ideas have long been discussed in the medium of story telling. "From Plato’s conversations questioning the basis of morality in his Euthyphro dialogues, through Thomas More’s exploration of Utopia and down to Nietzsche’s stories about the mad man proclaiming the death of god and its consequences. It should be no great surprise that the modern story telling art of science fiction would likewise provide such a vehicle."