|Title:||Perelandra (Space Trilogy #2)|
|Publisher:||The Bodley Head|
|Tags:||fiction, science fiction|
The second of Lewis's three science fiction novels: the alternative title Voyage to Venus is found in some editions. Dr. Elwin Ransom is called upon to make a second interplanetary voyage, this time to Venus, which turns out to be something close to paradise. But he has been summoned there for a reason... [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples)
Clive Staples or C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a British literary scholar and novelist. He was a fellow of Magdalen College, a prestigious College at Oxford University. His strong religious background influenced such books as "The Problem of Pain" and "The Screwtape Letters". He is better known for his adult science fiction trilogy: "Out of a Silent Planet", "Perelandra", and "That Hideous Strength". This series is heavily influenced by Christian thinking and was inspired by his friendship and association with fellow writers J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Williams. But perhaps his best known stories belong to a series of children's books known as the Chronicles of Narnia which begins with "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". The series is peppered with Christian allegory and ethics and rates among the most important writing for children in the 20th century. (Oxford Companion to English Literature, Chambers Biographical Dictionary)
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