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Friday, June 08, 2007

Claw of the Conciliator on Elizabeth Moon

I'm working toward doing a post on whether or not Elizabeth Moon's The Deed of Paksenarrion is a Christian novel (or three novels). A lot of this ground has already been covered by Elliot, of the Claw of the Conciliator blog, and I want to acknowledge his work, and link to it. I think I have come to some of the same conclusions independently, but may well have been influenced by reading Elliot.

All links below are to Elliot's blog:

Substantial quotation from a 1999 interview with Moon (from SF Site, not from a religious page!) in which she discusses her conversion experience.

A review of Moon's nebula-winning The Speed of Dark, pointing out how Christianity shows in this book.

A review of Sheepfarmer's Daughter, the first part of The Deed, in which he discusses the religion of this world, pointing out that, although it seems polytheistic, it has a High Lord, and, perhaps, Saints.

A fictional dialog about Paksenarrion offering herself as a sacrifice.

(The Claw of the Conciliator is an award-winning fantasy novel by Gene Wolfe, set in the far future. Wolfe has Christian elements in most of his work.)

Thanks, Elliot!

June 14, 2007:
Here's my own post on the subject.

1 comment:

Elliot said...

You're very welcome!