Clerical fiction

Clerical fiction is a semi-humorous term for describing a few books and novels which appeared in Poland during the 1990s. This subgenre of science fiction treated the Catholic Church or at least religious and church-related topics (like abortion). Very few of the stories are highly polished works. Mostly was the instrument of revival of post-communists, that used anti-Catholicism as the leverage to achieve political success in Poland, even though many people were Catholic.
A Canticle for Leibowitz is another book that may be properly classified under this sub-genre.

ee also

* Social Fiction
* Soft science fiction


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