The Space Trilogy by C. S. LewisThe Space Trilogy by C. S. Lewis

The Space Trilogy

byC. S. Lewis

Hardcover | November 5, 2013

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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 PLANETDr 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.PERELANDRAHaving 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 STRENGTHInvestigating 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.

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C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the greatest 20th century writers whose books have become international best-sellers. A contemporary of J.R.R. Tolkien and member of the Inklings, he became best known for his Christian writings, though his highly imaginative fiction (including The Chronicles of Narnia for children and The Space Trilog...
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Title:The Space TrilogyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:728 pagesPublished:November 5, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007528418

ISBN - 13:9780007528417

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Triolgy Great quality book. The stories are delightful. After reading the first book and a half in the trilogy I went and bought this to finish it off and it's a great addition to my shelves.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best in the Series Excellent Excellent Excellent. I'm pretty much done the series and all of them are awesome but this one is my favorite looking back. The place your taken, the characters you meet, and the parallels to theology are all amazing. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2015-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Typical C.S. Lewis .... Genius This book has to be my all time favorite. If you know your theology, this vivid story is one big commentary without ever sounding like it's forced. Truly thought provoking and truly genius. If you don't know theology, this book still has a good story line, but it won't have the same impact.
Date published: 2015-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from That Hideous Strength Best C S Lewis sci fi novel and still relevant today.
Date published: 2014-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Space Trilogy An excellent tale of interplanetary intrigue where supernatural forces conspire against humanity and others seek his deliverance... to restore broken man into the sweetness and sweep of the Great Dance. In which struggle, seemingly by accident, a certain doctor of language, Elwin Ransome, becomes keystone in the structure of that battle. CS Lewis gives us the full spectrum of the intent, motive and origin of his character's thought processes. He leads to the logical conclusion and disasterous results of the "merely human" agenda.
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Out of the Silent Planet Quite enjoyed that...looking forward to starting Book 2
Date published: 2013-03-13

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"Exciting, and highly approved." J.R.R. Tolkien"This book has real splendour, compelling moments and a flowing narrative." New York Times"An extravagant mingling of dream and realism.excellent and thrilling reading." Daily Telegraph"Remarkable. a rare power of inventive imagination" Times Literary Supplement