The Lewis Legacy-Issue 85, Summer 2000 Stop and Shop

BOOKS BY LEGACY READERS The Drawing of the Dark by Tim Powers (Del Rey, paperback reissue, 1999). This historical fantasy set in 16th century Europe draws on the legend of the Fisher King. First published in 1979 it has been translated into French, Czech, Italian, and Polish. Declare by Tim Powers will be released this year by Avon, but 26 Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 83, Winter 2000 Stop and Shop

BOOKS BY LEGACY READERS “Bloody Farce”: Irony, Farce and Morality in Dorothy L. Sayers’ Have His Carcase by Nancy-Lou Patterson (Ontario, Canada, 1999: 38 pages, 150 copies). Patterson begins by stating frankly that Have His Carcase is the least appreciated novel by Sayers. She quotes various critics: “the weakest of the Wimsey stories,” “intricacy of plot development that becomes oppressive,” Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 82, Autumn 1999 Stop and Shop

C. S. Lewis sent a postcard to Jill Flewett Freud (Mrs Clement Freud) on28 February 1952 thanking her for her “kind tribute, less solemn and bumbling than Professor Wheeler’s. I did catch the 6.45 but without much time to spare. Best love to all…” Signed J. Offered in Catalogue Forty Eight of dealer Sophie Dupre for 750. At that rate, Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 81, Summer 1999 Stop and Shop

Books by Legacy Readers Nancy-Lou Patterson’s new fantasy for young adults, The Tramp Room, tells of a young girl falling asleep in the Joseph Schneider Haus today and awakening there in the 1850s. She experiences life in that Mennonite community, learning about the simplicity, hard work, and artistry of that culture. Trade paperback edition from Wilfrid Laurier University Press (Waterloo, Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 78, Autumn 1998 Stop and Shop

Dante’s Divine Comedy: Paradise by Kathryn Lindskoog (Mercer University Press, September 1998 release). The third of three volumes, this one includes important original discoveries about Dante’s meaning and also includes much Lewis material in the footnotes from beginning to end. The 1999 World of Narnia Calendar (HarperCollins, ISBN 0-694-01094-4, $9.95/ Canada $13.95). “Glorious, richly detailed artwork by Deborah Maze brings Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 76, Spring 1998 Stop and Shop

Books by Legacy readers C. S. Lewis: Writer, Dreamer, and Mentor by Lionel Adey has just been released. (Eerdmans, 6″ by 9″ paperback, 312 pages, $22.00, 14.99.) This new literary study of Lewis traces his development as a voracious reader and writer of books. Among other things, Adey devotes a chapter to each kind of writing Lewis did. Lionel Adey Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 75, Winter 1998 Stop and Shop

Books by Legacy readers Being a Christian in Science by Walter R. Hearn (InterVarsity Press, 1997). Aimed at college students who might consider careers in science, this concise, provocative insider’s overview contains facts and insights to excite any intelligent Christian reader. I, Jesus by Robert Darden (Summit Publishing Group 1997). An imaginative but thoroughly Biblical retelling of the story of Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 71, Winter 1997 Stop and Shop

Expiration Date (Tor, 1996), the latest fantasy novel by Lewis-lover Tim Powers, begins with an 11-year-old boy who breaks into his parents’ plaster bust of Dante and inhales the ghost of Thomas Alva Edison. The book is an adult ghost story set in Los Angeles. According to a review in the Los Angeles Times, it “is a fine melange of Read More ›

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 69, Summer 1996 Stop and Shop

Missionaries to the Skeptics: Christian Apologists for the Twentieth Century by John A Sims, Professor of Religion and History at Lee College (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1995). Paper, $22.95. “Seen here in the context of their personal stories, C. S. Lewis, E. J. Carnell, and Reinhold Niebuhr give a human face to the theological task and isolate the enduring 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 ›