The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis

>> Sunday, March 1, 2009

Because of my book-review negligence, i'm going to attempt to summarize this trilogy with one post.  

As you may be able to derive from the series title, the book's fall into the Sci-Fi genre. Don't be too scared though, I would say its quite tame when compared to the stereotypical extra-terrestrial novel......not that i've read any of those.

I originally began reading the series because I heard that it was an allegory to Christianity.  This may be very true for "Perelandra" and "That Hideous Strength", the second and third books of the series, but is not necessarily the case for "Out of the Silent Planet".  Overall, i'd say that my favorite part of each book would be Lewis' portrayal of the devil's temptation of a believer which comprises the bulk of the second book where there are only three characters: Satan, Eve, and Dr.Ransom (the main character).

I'd normally attempt to summarize the plot, but it would be a very trying endeavour. Instead, i'd just tell ya that it's pretty crazy.  It is stock full of space ships, angelic creatures, weird languages, alien-like beings, and very angry satanic forces.  The wizard Merlin actually makes an appearance in the last book.  

If you don't like CS Lewis, and also don't enjoy the TV series Highlander, i'd say that this isn't the book series for you.  On the other hand, if you don't laugh at the previous paragraph, you probably should pick up the trilogy and get readin'. 


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