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Thomas F. Bertonneau, who has a Ph.D. in comparative literature from U.C. L. A., has taught literature in California, Michigan, and New York. He was a visiting scholar at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in the 1990s. He is author of the study Declining Standards at Michigan Public Universities (Mackinac Center) and coauthor of The Truth Is Out There: Christian Faith and the Classics of TV Science Fiction.