Out Of The Silent Planet (and) Perelandra (and) That Hideous Strength.

By: Lewis, C. S.

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All three volumes in the sf trilogy, first published by Bodley Head in 1938, 1943 and 1945 respectively. These reprints are from 1976, 1977 and 1978.

''Lewis's primary contribution to sf proper is the Ransom sequence (also known as the Cosmic Trilogy) about the linguist Dr Ransom, who like Christ is at one point offered as a ransom for mankind: Out of the Silent Planet (1938), Perelandra (1943; vt Voyage to Venus 1953), and That Hideous Strength: A Modern Fairy-Tale for Grown-Ups (1945; cut 1955; cut version vt The Tortured Planet 1958). The first two novels are Planetary Romances with elements of medieval mythology, in which Ransom travels unwillingly (abducted aboard a human-built spaceship) to Mars and then willingly (transported in a casket seemingly made of ice) to Venus. The third volume, That Hideous Strength, is set on contemporary Earth, and is more directly occult in its genre machinery than either of its predecessors; there are echoes of Lewis's friend Charles Williams'' (Peter Nicholls & David Langford/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: Out Of The Silent Planet (and) Perelandra (and) That Hideous Strength.

Author Name: Lewis, C. S.

Categories: Other,

Edition: Reprints.

Publisher: Bodley Head: London.: 1976-1978.

ISBN Number: 037000535X

ISBN Number 13: 9780370005355

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copies in fine dustjackets (as new) but for price-clipping.

Seller ID: 48177