Ricochet is the best place on the internet to discuss the issues of the day, either through commenting on posts or writing your own for our active and dynamic community in a fully moderated environment. In addition, the Ricochet Audio Network offers over 50 original podcasts with new episodes released every day.
When The Good, the True, the Beautiful is released, it will have three things worth mentioning this Halloween.
First up in Part One: The Good is a nice article on the theology in the recent nightmare-inducing film versions of Stephen King’s It. By Leigh Hickman.
In Part Two: The True we have a nice article by Jaclyn Parrish on H. P. Lovecraft. Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!
Finally, in Part Three: The Beautiful we have the results of my best and oldest idea for a story.
The idea is pretty simple. Suppose that our three-dimensional universe only moves through the four-dimensional timefield once. That means that if you travel back in time you don’t find your own world. You might find another world, or no world at all. Well, my idea for a story was that the location of Hell is five minutes ago. [Maniacal Halloween laugh.]
When I first had this idea, back in 1997, I imagined demons hunting my time-traveling characters like velociraptors. Fortunately, the development of the idea now hews closer to Augustine and C. S. Lewis than to Jurassic Park. I already let you in on the premise of the story early, but I’ll hold off for now on the sci-fi twist of Dante and how it leads to an intriguing idea of how to construct lower hells as a just punishment for the extra wicked.
Hopefully, the book will be out early next year. You may now go back to wearing silly costumes, eating candy, and worrying about the election.Published in