Space novel by cs lewis

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Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet / Perelandra / That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis

The Cosmic Trilogy relates the interplanetary travels of Ransom, C.S. Lewiss ill-informed and terrified victim who leaves Earth much against his will and who, in the first book of the trilogy, Out of the Silent Planet, published by the Bodley Head in 1938, encounters the imaginary and delightful world of Macalandra. In the second book, Perelandra (1943), Ransom is transported to a world of sweet smells and delicious tastes, a new Garden of Eden in which is enacted, with a difference, the story of Temptation. That Hideous Strength (1945) completes the trilogy and finds Dr Ransom returned from his travels in space and living in an English university town - where the Senior Common Room is given a mysterious depth, a more than earthly dimension which such things, in the authors view, always have in life.

C.S. Lewis believed that popular science was the new mythology of his age, and in The Cosmic Trilogy he ransacks the uncharted territory of space and makes that mythology the medium of his spiritual imagination.
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C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy - Philosophy and Speculative Fiction (lecture 4)

The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis

Lewis , famous for his later series The Chronicles of Narnia. A philologist named Elwin Ransom is the hero of the first two novels and an important character in the third. In , the publishing house Avon now an imprint of HarperCollins published a version of That Hideous Strength specially abridged by C. Lewis entitled The Tortured Planet. An unfinished manuscript published posthumously in , named The Dark Tower by Walter Hooper , its editor, [1] features Elwin Ransom in a less central role as involved with an experiment that allows its participants to view on a special screen their own location in a parallel universe.

A story that begins with the hero committing an act of criminal trespass and ends with a multi-species festival of sexuality is not, at least superficially, a work that can be described as a Christian morality tale. It is also hard to reconcile orthodox Judeo-Christian monotheistic doctrine with the idea that the classic pagan gods like Venus and Mars were in some way angels of the Lord. Yet C. Published between and the three books that make up the story of Arthur Ransom are not his best know works, but after nearly half a century they are still well worth reading. The first one, Out of the Silent Planet , tells how Ransom, a Cambridge don on holiday, is kidnapped by the physicist Weston and his partner Devine, a sleazy businessman, and taken to Mars, supposedly as a human sacrifice.

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