Why Interplanetary Travelers Need Chaplains
The Need for Emotional Intelligence and
Spiritual Literacy among Space Travelers
"For the first time in many weeks, she felt true emotions.
She felt excitement…and even a little bit of hope."
-- The Stars of Eridani
Hendrix College biology professor Dr. Matthew D. Moran recently published The Stars of Eridani, his first science fiction novel. “It is my first attempt at a fictional book,” said Moran. “My goal was to write a story of humans expanding into the galaxy but without impossible technologies (like warp drive). So I tried to write a hard science fiction story that would be plausible in the future...I also have a focus on the biology of the world they are trying colonize and how it would conflict with our biology, which I believe will actually be the biggest challenge to this endeavor,” Moran added. “And of course, like any good science fiction, the story is symbolic of the current human condition, in particular, what we are doing to our planet.”
-- Hendrix College, Biology Professor Publishes Science Fiction Novel, 5/27/2017
Excerpts from the Book
Nostalgia and Practicality
And No Religion, Too
Everyone is expected to work
Message from the Chaplain