- Can anyone recommend other lists on more or less this topic? I know this is
a wide ranging list, so I'd say keeping more to the Christian fantasists,
modern and past and future, than to the nonfiction aspects of Professor
Tolkien's work, and apologetics, and study of the Inklings, and suchlike. I
am more interested in reading the literature than reading any more studies of
it. Well, mostly; there are some incredible studies out there, and I like
reading some of them. Also I would like to find modern works in
translation... my French is rustier than I would have liked... but I bet the
Grail traditions are of interest to a lot of us, and France seems an obvious
place to find them.
And of course, writing and chatting with other writers.
I guess this conversation needs to be continued offlist.
- Hi Lizzie!
I too found the list a bit wide-ranging - but if anything, I miss more
academic or detailed discussion of Tolkien, Lewis & Co., which is not to say
that I prefer their academic work to their fantasy, but I'd like to explore
the "ingredients" and "background" to their fantasy writing more in depth.
If you hear about other lists, will you let me know?
If you're particularly interested in Christian fiction, do you know Skysong
Press? I discovered their website once when I tried searching the Internet
for Christian fiction. Here is their URL: http://www.bconnex.net/~skysong/
Maybe I can also help you as regards French literature, since I grew up in
Geneva and did all my schooling in French. If you let me know more clearly
what you're looking for, maybe I can give you tips - or write to you in
What kind of stories do you write (fantasy, obviously, but that's still a
very wide range!)? Have you got anything published?