The Lewis Legacy-Issue 61, Summer 1994
Light in the Shadowlands Replaces C. S. Lewis Hoax
The C.S. Lewis Foundation for Truth in Publishing
June 1, 1994
In October 1994 Questar Publishers of Sisters, Oregon, is releasing a new
book, Light in the Shadowlands: Protecting the Real C.S. Lewis. It
incorporates The C.S. Lewis Hoax but is more than twice as long--with new
features, vastly more information, and several surprises. It is softbound,
to hold cost down to $10.99, and illustrated again by Patrick Wynne.
Warm preview endorsements have come in from a variety of people, including
Michael Aeschliman (author of The Restitution of Man: C.S. Lewis and the
Case against Scientism); Canon H. Boone Porter (senior editor of The
Living Church); and Bob Darden (editor of The Door, gospel music editor
of Billboard Magazine, and professor at Baylor University). Lyle Dorsett
says, "No serious student of the life and writings of C.S. Lewis should
ignore this book."
Questar's decision to replace The C.S. Lewis Hoax was made suddenly at the
beginning of March. Preparing the new book has consumed almost all of this
editor's time since then, somewhat delaying the summer issue of Legacy.
John Bremer recently investigated sketchy events in the life of C. S.
Lewis beginning in 1917 and related to Lewis's first book, Spirits in
Bondage. As a result, his 10,884-word study "From Despoina to Diotima"
dominates this issue. The autumn issue will include an array of materials
from the Legacy backlog, as well as fresh letters and news.