r41 – The Shoddy Lands
November 7, 2012
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.