Fri, 7 October 2011
One day, the other planets came to earth to deal with the evil that lurked within our own. Lewis finished his science-fiction trilogy with a hard-edged satire on university politics, mixed with spiritual warfare. Mark the half-hearted gives in to political persuasion of the wrong kind. Jane the resolute refuses to believe in God but falls in love instead. Mr Bultitude the bear finds something deliciously hot, bloody and crunchy to eat. Merlin is woken for his Dark Ages magic, which brings chaos to the right places, and evil is crushed. It's stronger stuff than Narnia. For those who want more moral oomph from fantasy fiction.
Direct download: C_S_Lewis_and_That_Hideous_Strength.mp3
Category:fantastical -- posted at: 1:00am CET
Fantastic podcast! I'm glad I discovered it. I've always loved this book, too. And it strikes me that, despite all the patriarchal tendencies, Lewis writes some great heroines. Jane and Camilla in this book are every bit as cool as Aravis, Jill, Lucy and Polly in his Narnia stories. I'm wondering what you think of the "Planet Narnia" book, which analyzes some of the deep connections between the Narnia series and the Space Trilogy?