(urth) C.S. Lewis's influence
andywrobertson at clara.co.uk
Wed Sep 5 03:20:05 PDT 2007
Dan'l Danehy-Oakes writes:
> grew up with Lewis, had read the
> trilogy several times before tSotT came out, and I quite honestly
> never felt that sense of familiarity in going the other direction.
Ditto, and ditto
I'm sure Wolfe has read Lewis, but I don't see any sort of direct influence.
What I do see is that Wolfe in the New/Long/Short sun books is writing in
the same genre as Lewis in his SF trilogy - religious science fiction that
presupposes the objective reality of angelic beings and of god - and that
this is a genre so sparsely exploited today that one may see linkages of a
type that are not there.
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