Tag Archives: SciFi

It’s Time Travel Night

While many simply call today the end of daylight saving(s) time (or the end of summer time in weird places), we who love science fiction call it time travel night. You are welcome to get up at 2:00 am and change … Continue reading

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A Final Letter from Arthur C. Clarke to C.S. Lewis

I am roaming the stacks at the Marion E. Wade Center in Wheaton, IL. This is the premium North American archive for C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and others in the 20th c. Christian literary movement in and around Oxford. There … Continue reading

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A Cosmic Find in The Screwtape Letters (Preparing for Taylor)

I’m exciting to be presenting a paper next week at the 10th Frances White Ewbank Colloquium on C.S. Lewis & Friends at Taylor University, in Indiana (see more here). I am talking about my “Cosmic Find” that links The Screwtape … Continue reading

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How Classic SciFi Superstars Helped C.S. Lewis Fall in Love with Science Fiction Again

Without doubt, Ray Bradbury is one of the greatest 20th century genre fiction writers. His Fahrenheit 451 is one of the trinity of great dystopian novels of the generation (with Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World). The mind behind … Continue reading

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Three rules for naming your fantasy world

Originally posted on Matthew Wright:
In my mis-spent early twenties, a friend and I created a fantasy world map for our RPG sessions. To build a world, start by wearing a hard hat (like mine). Yes, I played Dungeons and Dragons – and later…

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C.S. Lewis’ 1st SciFi Fan Letters, from Evelyn Underhill and Roger Lancelyn Green

I have received two fan letters in my writing life thus far. I know! Impressive, isn’t it? I had published a little piece called “On Being Fat and Running” in Geez, a socially-engaged Christian magazine in the tradition of Adbusters. … Continue reading

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