Monday, 3 July 2017
Possible Parallels Between CS Lewis' And SM Stirling's Heavens
"'Time does not work that way once ye have left the Earth.'"
-CS Lewis, The Great Divorce (London, 1962), p. 114.
"'Time is different here. Or rather, we're not entirely in time as men understand it.'"
-SM Stirling, The Sword Of The Lady (New York, 2009), Chapter Twenty-One, p. 640.
"'Do not ask of a vision in a dream more than a vision in a dream can give.'"
-Lewis, p. 116.
"'Think of it as a metaphor, but a true one.'"
-Stirling, p. 640.
Both viewpoint characters learn that they are being shown a vision.
Lewis shows Heaven more clearly in The Last Battle. Heaven should involve:
the energy of youth;
the wisdom of age;
a firm grasp on life, which would no longer be slipping away.