Author(s): C. S. Lewis
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...
"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
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 Trilogy for adults) are renowned as classics 50 years after he died.