- WILLIAMS, Charles
- (1886-1945)UK writer whose novels are essentially theological fantasy thrillers; he was closely associated with C.S. LEWIS and J.R.R. TOLKIEN. His romantic and obscurely devout use of Tarot and Grail imagery helpedbring these themes into the generic mainstream. Of his novels, Many Dimensions (1931) bears some remote resemblance to sf, in that it depictsthe world as being threatened by the dangerous powers (in particular TELEPORTATION) of a magical stone that can be split into endless identicalcopies; but in this, as in the remainder of his fiction, the bent of the fantasy is towards RELIGION. The TIME TRAVEL in All Hallows' Eve (1945) is devoted to similar ends.JC/DRLOther works: War in Heaven (1930); The Place of the Lion (1931); The Greater Trumps (1932); Shadows of Ecstasy (1933); Descent into Hell (1937).About the author: Shadows of Imagination: The Fantasies of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Williams (anth 1969) ed Mark R. HILLEGAS.
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