Disseecting Dragons: Episode 76: From Aslan to Ananda - Religious Allegory in Speculative Fiction

July 21, 2017

Episode 76: From Aslan to Ananda - Religious Allegory in Speculative Fiction

 

The Bible contains a rich seam of inspiration for SFF writers, particularly the Old Testement. But unlike other pantheons and bodies of myth and legend, it is perhaps drawn on least. Why is this? And how can it be used to enrich speculative fiction, which seeks to address the same age old questions that appear in biblical writings? This week the dragons delve into the bible and the religious allegory it inspires sff books and films. On the slab this week Pixar's The Prince of Egypt, The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Angle, and many more.

 

Title Music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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