There Could be Only One Thing Better Than a Lecture on Science Fiction from John C. Wright…

That would be a lecture by John C. Wright on Science Fiction in which he both quotes Mike Flynn and relates the whole thing to the Catholic worldview (partly because he is himself Catholic and partly because he is exhorting a bunch of young Catholic geeks at Franciscan University to put all the awesome geekiness to good use by reclaiming science fiction for the medieval tradition of storytelling to which it owes its genesis. Tolle, lege. It’s terrific.

By the way, I am now reading Up Jim River, which is the sequel to The January Dancer, by Flynn. The guy is so good. So good.

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  • Noah D

    Just wait until you get to In The Lion’s Mouth. All three are different books, but agreed – so good.

  • Sal

    Just finished Eifleheim, which I bought on your recommendation. LOVED it, read it twice, actually- once for the story and again for all the wonderful nuance-y details. It’s a keeper.
    And I don’t even like science fiction.

    • nate

      Sal,
      I just bought Eifelheim as an ebook the other day (eight bucks people! support the man!).
      Holy cow is this guy good. And I’m like you: I don’t really care for science fiction. In fact, that’s one of the reasons I avoided getting this book. But quite frankly, the sci-fi angle isn’t as interesting as the historical stuff. It reads like Umberto Eco or Neal Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle as much as anything truly ‘sci-fi’.