Aliens in This World

An ordinary Catholic and a science fiction and fantasy fan.

Friday, September 26, 2003

Inklings vs. Crowley: Heaven's War

Oh, c'mon, this isn't exactly Yamato vs. Enterprise here. Tolkien coulda taken 'im with both hands behind his back. And he's the nice one.

I remember hearing vaguely about this before, but now Amy Welborn's linked to it and everybody knows. Basically, there's this graphic novel called Heaven's War coming out in November (just in time for C.S. Lewis' deathday and the Dr. Who anniversary!) in which three of the Inklings (C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Williams, to be precise) try to stop Alistair Crowley from butting into the wars between two groups of angels (whom I'm guessing would be St. Michael the Snake Stomper and Co. vs. the usual gang from Hell -- and again, it's fairly obvious who's going to win....). So either this is going to be cool, it's going to suck, or it's going to be like your average Charles Williams supernatural adventure and do both. The whole sacred geometry thing is just the kind of weird stuff Williams would've liked, of course.'s reviewer says he read this puppy a long time back and liked it.

Read the five page preview at the artist's webpage and decide for yourself whether it's worth $12.95.


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