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041 – The Shoddy Lands

March 19, 2012

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Lewis is known for various fictional works, especially his stories of Narnia. But I bet you didn’t know he also wrote about “The Shoddy Lands.”


During Lewis’ lifetime only two of his short stories were published. One of them, “The Shoddy Lands” was in a  issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. It is also reprinted in Of Other Worlds.

In the story, a student visits his former tutor, who has brought along his fiancée, Peggy. Then, the tutor, who is also the narrator, is taken away to another land where nearly eve­rything is nondescript. The key exception is what turns out to be a giant version of Peggy.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 20, 2012 3:46 pm

    This story lays neglected on my bookshelf. Thank you for drawing my attention to it.

  2. Alexander J. Wei permalink
    March 22, 2012 6:19 pm

    You lose that bet! I own of Other Worlds and re-read it fairly often.

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