Tag Archives: The War of the Worlds

“Men must endure their going hence”: The Idea of Death in C.S. Lewis’s “Out of the Silent Planet”: Guest Post by Levi Nunnink

Today I’d like to feature a reflection by podcaster Levi Nunnink. Aspiring artists Levi Nunnink and Rosalyn Lee host the Culturezoo podcast. Levi and Rosalyn will read a comic, watch a movie, or read a book and discuss it in detail–sort … Continue reading

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Leatherhead and Literary Coincidence, with C.S. Lewis and H.G. Wells

I encountered the town of Leatherhead first in H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds (1897). It is one of a dozen or so English place names that meant nothing to me as a young reader. As an adult, armed with an … Continue reading

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What is the Significance of Worc(h)ester in C.S. Lewis’ Ransom Cycle?

This is an honest question that I hope readers can help me with, and a proposal I would like to test out. C.S. Lewis’ second space travel adventure, Perelandra, begins like this: “As I left the railway station at Worchester….” … Continue reading

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H.G. Wells Was Right: The Martians are Coming!

Well, maybe. According to scientists, there are mysterious plumes of gas on the surface of Mars. On Feb 19, 2015, CBC reported: The plumes were first spotted in March and April 2012 by more than a dozen amateur astronomers using … Continue reading

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A Prophetic Warning from H.G. Wells, or Object Lessons on the Way

H.G. Wells amazes me. In the first seven years of his public writing career, he created some of his most well known works, including: The Time Machine (1895) The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896) The Invisible Man (1897) The War … Continue reading

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The War of the Worldviews: H.G. Wells vs. C.S. Lewis (Part 1)

This is the first part of a two-part series on two early science fiction writers: C.S. Lewis and H.G. Wells. While they were both British novelists in the early 20th century, they had quite different worldviews. Part 1 discusses C.S. … Continue reading

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