C.S. Lewis on … ashtrays

During a recorded conversation between authors C.S. Lewis, Kingsley Amis, and Brian Aldiss, Lewis is talking about science fiction when he abruptly changes the subject:

Lewis: … Are you looking for an ashtray? Use the carpet.

Amis: I was looking for the Scotch, actually.

Lewis: Oh, yes, do, I beg your pardon.

From Of Other Worlds: Essays & Stories, a collection of Lewis’s writings edited by Walter Hooper

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