Deep Thoughts: Proceedings of Life, the Universe, & Everything XVI covers the keynote addresses and academic papers presented from March 12–14, 1998 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The contents are as follows:
- “On Imagination and Faith” by Dr. Van C. Gessel
- “Creating Old Favorites: What Makes a Classic? Thoughts on How We Create Memorable Fiction” by Sherwood Smith
- “Why (I Hope That) the Nazi Fascination with Norse Myth Was a Poor Fit” by Sandra Ballif Straubhaar
- “One Brief, Shining Moment: Camelot, Arthur, and Nauvoo” by Lee Allred
- “Sensing the Alien Mind: Sensory Processing and the Concept of the Alien” by Elizabeth Moon
- “The Use of the Mythic and the Fantastic in Cynthia Ozick’s Fiction” by Batia Boe Stolar
Edited by Marny K. Parkin and Steve Setzer. Originally published through LTU&E, Provo, Utah. ISSN 1073-4864.