50 Years of Wonder: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

A Wrinkle in TimeIn September 1962—fifty years ago this month—my third-grade class filed into the school library in search of adventure. I found mine almost immediately—a book called A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. In my new opinion piece at FoxNews.com, I recall the profound impact this one book had on my life and career. I hope you’ll read it and let me know what you think. —Jim Denney

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  1. Richard

     /  October 1, 2012

    My first SF story came in the old Weekly Reader that I got between 2nd and 3rd grade. Which was way back in the very early sixties. One week it had a short story called “Eyes Do More Than See”. I loved it very much and because of it became a fan of the genre. It was years later that I discovered that this story and the “Lucky Starr: Space Ranger” series that I read as a young boy were from one of my favorite authors, Isaac Asimov. FYI, he wrote the Lucky Starr books as Paul French. That first look into science fiction has stuck with me for a long long time.

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  2. What an inspiring article – I’ve just reserved a copy of a Wrinkle in Time from the library – can’t wait to read it! I must admit as a child I loved trying to get my head around ‘big science concepts’ too. Whether you comprehend them entirely or not, the greatest gift of such a story is encouraging curiosity.

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  3. Thanks, Raewyn! The great thing about the science in A Wrinkle in Time (or any beautifully conceived and well-written science fiction) is that the science is seamlessly integrated into the story and never interferes, only enhances. It’s there for those who want to wrap their minds around it, but is unobtrusive enough for those who just want a great story. —Jim D.

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