Sunday, November 25, 2018

A C. S. Lewis puzzle

So, between the excitement of the new book I edited (A WILDERNESS OF DRAGONS) now being out, and caring for a much-loved senior cat now entering her final days (Hastur), seeing a small project off my desk ('Project X'), getting back to my current main project of turning the old online column into a print book (CLASSICS OF FANTASY), and some doctors' visits, it's been an extremely busy holiday season.

Today I was able to take a break to visit one of my favorite haunts: the Starbucks inside the local Barnes & Noble. While visiting the book-selling side of the symbiot, I discovered that among there puzzles section they have a thousand-piece puzzle made up entirely of front covers of C. S. Lewis. This seems to have come out right about this time last year from Re-Mark Puzzles, which at a quick glance looks to be a local Seattle-based company.

There doesn't seem to be a Tolkien equivalent, at least for now. Does this mean the powers that be in the world of jigsaw puzzle making and marketing feel CSL is a greater draw to their core audience? Or simply that they haven't gotten to it yet?

Here's the link:

--John R.
current reading: BRIDGE OF BIRDS: first draft version (just finished; re-reading)


Paul W said...

Please be sure to let us know when the book is out! I missed many of those columns but would love it in book form!

John D. Rateliff said...

Dear Paul W.

Thanks for the encouragement. I've enjoyed revisiting the essays some fifteen years later. It'll be nice to have this material in print.

I'll post more about the project when the revisions are done.

--John R.