This striking one volume edition marks the 75th anniversary of Lewis s classic SF trilogy featuring the adventures of Dr Ransom on Mars, Venus and Earth It includes an exclusive Foreword compiled from letters by J.R.R Tolkien, who inspired Lewis to write the first volume The Space Trilogy is a remarkable work of fantasy, demonstrating the powerful imagination of C.S..Lewis This new one volume edition marks the 75th Anniversary of the first publication of Out of the Silent Planet with an exclusive Foreword by J.R.R Tolkien, on whom the main character of Ransom was largely based OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET Dr Ransom, a Cambridge academic, is abducted and taken on a spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra, which he knows as Mars His captors are plotting to plunder the planet s treasures and offer Ransom as a sacrifice to the creatures who live there PERELANDRA Having escaped from Mars, Dr Ransom is called to the paradise planet of Perelandra, or Venus When his old enemy also arrives and is taken over by the forces of evil, Ransom finds himself in a desperate struggle to save the innocence of this Eden like world THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH Investigating the truth about her prophetic dreams, Jane Studdock encounters the fabled Dr Ransom, who is in great pain after his travels A sinister society run by his old adversaries intends to harness the ancient powers of a resurrected Merlin in their ambition to subjugate the people of Earth...
|Title||:||The Space Trilogy|
|Format Type||:||Audio Book|
|Publisher||:||HarperCollins Publishers Auflage 75th Anniversary edition 24 Oktober 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||206 Pages|
|File Size||:||571 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Space Trilogy Reviews
The character Ransom is NOT based on J.R.R. Tolkien, as is stated in another commentary here, but rather on the renowned philologist Owen Barfield, who was also a close friend of C.S. Lewis. The first written of "The Chronicles of Narnia", "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" is dedicated to Barfield's young daughter, Lucy Barfield. If you doubt me, check the book. Once you have confirmed this fact, please do what you can to correct the self perpetuating bit of pseudo scholarship attributing Tolkien as the source for Ransom. While you're at it, if you are really interested, check out one of Owen Barfield's own books. May I suggest his "Poetic Diction" as a starting place
This is a far cry from anything else C.S. Lewis wrote, including the Narnia Stories. And I found it remarkable that he really does "hold his own" even in this Science Fiction Genre! If you haven't read these stories yet, you are in for a treat. They are enjoyable, fantastic, joyful and sometimes even frightening. "Jack" at his most outlandish best!
These 3 books are some of my all-time favorites--worthy of being read every 7-10 years minimum. As life goes on and the reader matures, new treasures are uncovered with each reading. Early high school is a good time to discover them, and my 9th and 10th graders are reading all 3 this year. I replaced my worn out paperbacks with this single volume and am pleased with the new format. Also pleased with the good value. Caveat: The paper is thick, which makes the book even bigger than it might have been. Individual paperbacks may be preferable for reading away from home or at school.
. . . one-volume hardback edition of CS Lewis's "Space Trilogy". (My Christmas gift to my third-year Sunday-School teachers)?These three books* "Out of the Silent Planet"* "Perelandra"* "That Hideous Strength"make up Lewis's excursion into Science Fiction. The first two novels deal with the protagonist's travel to Mars and Venus, respectively. The final novel, which can also be read as a stand-alone (and required reading for my THEO 2400 class) takes place on Earth and is described as "A Modern Fairy-Tale for Grown-Ups". All three deal with the on-going conflict between good and evil, and are well-worth reading.It is worthy of note that both Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A. Heinlein -- both agnostics -- highly regarded these works (even though Clarke saw himself modeled in one of the antagonists!)This is certainly not your "typical" science-fiction -- but it is well worth reading.Highly Recommended!
I would have given 5 stars because I love the book set (I have owned one before) by C. S. Lewis, but I was expecting it to have a dust cover and it did not. That is no major factor and has nothing to do with the books. Love C. S. Lewis and he is at his best in this series.
No fan of C.S. Lewis should not read this. Tree different stores tat can be read as a trilogy or independently of each other. Professor Lewis skillfully blends in Christian beliefs in a down to earth fashion. He, in each book, reveals the inner struggle it means to be Christian, the doubt, the growing of faith. He does this with words that are clear and concise. More so than some authors, Lewis uses words exactly as their meaning is intended.