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An Old Letter from Lindskoog to Konkin

12/31/90 Sam Konkin260 South Lake Avenue #173Pasadena, CA 90010 Dear Sam, Many years ago I took brief notes from you in my copy of The Dark Tower. You used the terms ficto-science, paraverse, and U Chronic. You said the latter means cross-time, where everything happens differently elsewhere. De Kamp wrote of this in the 1940s, and Philip K. Dick used Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 62, Autumn 1994 From the Mailbag

While I was in Oxford [this year], I went on a tour of the Kilns on May 24th conducted by Walter Hooper as part of the Oxford C. S. Lewis Society. This was in the evening, so I didn’t see much of the outside of the Kilns. The interior looks nicely kept up, with newly painted walls and new floors, Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 62, Autumn 1994 News and Views

“Lewis’s stepson, Douglas Gresham…is writing a screenplay based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first of Lewis’s seven-volume Chronicles of Narnia. ‘I probably know Narnia better than anyone alive,’ says Gresham, 48, who lives on a country estate in Ireland.” Sunshine (13 March 1994), 4. “According to Gresham, The Magician’s Nephew should be considered the starting point Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 62, Autumn 1994 Stop and Shop

The Newsletter of the Salinas Valley C.S. Lewis Society is now a digest-sized quarterly named The Salinas Valley Lewisian. (Order from M J Logsdon, 119 Washington Dr, Salinas, CA 93905. $5 per year.) Newsweek (5 September 1994) reports that William Lindsay Gresham’s Nightmare Alley will be the third novel in Neon Lit’s new adult comic book series from Avon. Warriors Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 62, Autumn 1994 Notes & Quotes

“I have always loved fairy tales, and to this day read E. Nesbit and the Oz books, Andrew Lang and the Narnia books and Tolkien with more intensity than I read almost anything else.” Frederick Buechner, The Alphabet of Grace “False memories are more prevalent than we think and have become a major problem. False memories are a lot easier Read More ›

The Way to Jerusalem

A true story about C.S. Lewis told to the Reverend Julien Gunn by the late Father Shirley Carter Hughson and contributed by Perry Bramlett. Father Hughson, a monk of the Episcopal Church, was well known and revered as a great preacher. He used to take engagements to preach “missions” (the stylish term for revivals) and traveled the northeast of this Read More ›

Mark Twain and George MacDonald: The Salty and the Sweet

From The Mark Twain Journal, Volume 30, Number 2 (published August 1994) The unknown connection between two of C. S. Lewis’s favorite books, Sir Gibbie and Huckleberry Finn. THE CONNECTION between Mark Twain and George MacDonald evidently began in 1870, the year when 35-year-old Twain married the woman he adored, Olivia Langdon. The newlyweds were soon reading MacDonald’s latest novel, Read More ›

A Conversation with Walter Hooper

by John Mallon CRISIS, July-August 1994, pp. 35-38 From Lewis to Hooper to Rome “Walter Hooper was Lewis’s friend and personal secretary during the last months of Lewis’s life…. Hooper spoke with disarming modesty, genuine humility, and charm.” Excerpts and Summary Extracts Hooper said he thinks that C.S. Lewis would have become a Catholic if he had lived longer: “…what Read More ›

Ode to Joy’s Husband

by Randall F. West To be sung to the tune of “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee.” C. S. Lewis, we adore thee, archetypal Oxford don;Of the type in garments tweedy, you, sir, are the paragon.Though your countrymen may be puzzled,Wond’ring “What is his appeal?”With your pot of tea beside you, you embody something real. With your reticence endearing and your Read More ›

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