Is the Pope an SF Fan?

So: is the pope an SF fan? Yes. Yes, he is.

It was announced today that Pope Benedict XVI has opened a personal Twitter account and was to tweet under the name @pontifex. Now, we can’t help but notice that in 1983, Robert Silverberg wrote a book called:

Faced with the choice between accusing the Bishop of Rome of plagiarism or inferring that he is, in fact, a closet SF fan, we’ve decided that diplomacy is the best path.

Next week: Foreign Secretary, William Hague tweets as @BilltheGalacticHero. Or . . . you know: not.