From Narnia to a Space Odyssey : The War of Letters Between Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis E–pub/Kindle

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  • From Narnia to a Space Odyssey : The War of Letters Between Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis
  • Ryder W. Miller
  • English
  • 12 May 2020
  • 9780743475181

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From Narnia to a Space Odyssey : The War of Letters Between Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis Summary ¾ 8 Ryder W. Miller Ö 8 Read review From Narnia to a Space Odyssey : The War of Letters Between Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis L 1954 when Clarke became involved in underwater exploration and left for the Great Barrier Reef Their concern about the future of society even from differing perspectives is both provocative and illuminating and bears close reading today when we are all confronted with the uestion whether mankind can control the explosion of technology or will become its slav. I thought this book was interesting because it it showed some of the correspondence between CS Lewis and Arthur C Clarke It s always interesting to read letters between literary greats Especially since they had very different beliefs and ideas regarding science fiction And what was nice is that the book also had some really well written short stories by each writer There was also a chapter in which Lewis gave his opinion on writing and critics which if you are an aspiring writer could be very helpful uick read and an odd one for me Glad I came across it

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From Narnia to a Space Odyssey : The War of Letters Between Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis Summary ¾ 8 Ryder W. Miller Ö 8 Read review From Narnia to a Space Odyssey : The War of Letters Between Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis Ty and spirit Clarke and Lewis began their correspondence in December 1943 when Clarke took Lewis to task for his remark about little rocket societies bent on exporting the crimes of mankind to other planets While they met only once at a well known pub in Oxford with Lewis bringing along a good friend the Oxford don one JRR Tolkien their encounters lasted unti. I found this book in the library s donation bin and I m glad I did despite it being little than a collection of letters and mostly skippable commentary There wasn t much of a thread connecting all of the different bits together but that s alright I needed the reminder that sometimes CS Lewis was a patent ass and Arthur C Clarke an incredibly good letter writer In fact of the two Clarke was the one to take the time and initiative to reach out time and again Lewis responded but according to the evidence delivered here never delivered on Clarke s real desire which was to have Lewis out to defend his moralist standpoint on science fiction before a group of assembled science fiction lovers and writers Once upon a time Lewis wife Joy had been one of those assembled Clarke wanted a dialogue Lewis wanted to be left aloneThe book is rounded out by a selection of pieces by both authors Clarke s section is longer by far which I found problematic but perhaps Lewis didn t write many shorts I will investigate The first piece by Lewis included here Ministering Angels is so blatantly sexist and ueerphobic as to have my hackles up instantly his second piece Forms of Things Unknown is better His treatise On Science Fiction is also included and serves as a useful reference point for one white middle aged male author commenting upon the work of other white middle aged and male authors at the tail end of the Golden Age of sci fi when it was getting messily mingled with the New Wave Never mind what I think of these periods and their seminal works Lewis has some interesting if paternalistic condescending and incomplete thoughtsStill I d much rather read Out of the Silent Planet And now I ve got some Clarke to catch up on

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From Narnia to a Space Odyssey : The War of Letters Between Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis Summary ¾ 8 Ryder W. Miller Ö 8 Read review From Narnia to a Space Odyssey : The War of Letters Between Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis From Narnia to Space Odyssey is the dialogue of letters between Arthur C Clarke and CS Lewis in which they debate discuss and ponder the potential and potential dangers of the rise of technology Their encounter sets the stage for much of what we face today is technology the beauty that will lead to a utopian society or is it the beast that endangers our humani. got this from the brother in law Skimming here and there between other books I would guess it is best for the hard core sci fi and CS Lewis fans