That Hideous Strength

Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062196941
Release Date: 2012-04-03
Genre: Fiction

Just as readers have been transfixed by the stories, characters, and deeper meanings of Lewis's timeless tales in The Chronicles of Narnia, most find this same allure in his classic Space Trilogy. In these fantasy stories for adults, we encounter, once again, magical creatures, a world of wonders, epic battles, and revelations of transcendent truths. That Hideous Strength is the third novel in Lewis's science fiction trilogy. Set on Earth, it tells of a terrifying conspiracy against humanity. The story surrounds Mark and Jane Studdock, a newly married couple. Mark is a sociologist who is enticed to join an organization called N.I.C.E., which aims to control all human life. Jane, meanwhile, has bizarre prophetic dreams about a decapitated scientist, Alcasan. As Mark is drawn inextricably into the sinister organization, he discovers the truth of his wife's dreams when he meets the literal head of Alcasan, which is being kept alive by infusions of blood. Jane seeks help concerning her dreams at a community called St. Anne's, where she meets their leader—Dr. Ransom. The story ends in a final spectacular scene at the N.I.C.E. headquarters where Merlin appears to confront the powers of Hell.

That Hideous Strength

Author: Clive Staples Lewis
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007157174
Release Date: 2005
Genre: College teachers

Mark Studdock joins an organization called NICE, which aims to control all human life. His wife, meanwhile, has prophetic dreams about a decapitated scientist, Alcasan. Mark discovers the truth of the dreams when he meets the literal head of Alcasan which is being kept alive by infusions of blood.

The Space Trilogy

Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007530335
Release Date: 2013-10-24
Genre: Fiction

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.


Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 0684823829
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Fiction

Focuses on the age-old nature and consequences of temptation as experienced in a brand new world

The Last Natural Man

Author: Robert A. Norman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319422176
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Medical

This book explores cultural evolution and the meaning of the word 'natural'. We are at the crossroads of a major transformation. Why is our current time so important in the history of man? We are at a point where we may be the last generation that is not partially or fully bionic. The last natural man: natural in what way? What is “natural”? Is it a catch phrase like “integrative” or “holistic” that transmits a certain magical warm glow? If the word “natural” was a plant, it would be beautiful, green, luxuriant, and edible.Does it mean we are the last to not replace or modify our parts? What about laser surgery? Knee or hip replacement? Botox and fillers? Chemical therapy? Or a directional chip in the brain?Do we really mean the very last natural man? Cultural evolution has been the major driving force over the last several thousand years and enormous in its influence compared to almost invisible changes in our physical adaptations. If cultural and religious evolution was the driver for human history, are we now entering the phase of physical transformation – where humanity refuses to accept mortality and seeks to make changes to defeat nature. In this book the authors are describing a paradigm shift of all of humanity—just as hunter-gatherers had their stellar features, the future man will have many attractive qualities, even if many artificial. We are often balancing on the precipice between science and science fiction, now ready to tip the scales and slide comfortably into the future of great discoveries and wonderful changes. But are these changes all for the good? What will being human mean? "A lively, superbly informed, compassionate conversation between two accomplished physician-writers about the human past and the human future, carefully grounded in the sciences of medicine and evolution. If you care about who we are and what may save us from ourselves, read this enormously informative and entertaining book." Melvin Konner, MD, PhD, author of The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit and Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy

Out of the Silent Planet

Author: Clive Staples Lewis
ISBN: 0739411462
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Life on other planets

A philosophical Science Fiction trilogy about the kidnapping of an earthling and his adventures on Mars.

Joyful Christian

Author: C.S. Lewis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684823775
Release Date: 1996-06-03
Genre: Religion

More than one hundred selections from the distinguished theologian's writings covering such topics as liturgy, prayer, pain, vices, virtues, other religions, and homosexuality

Space Trilogy

Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Scribner Paperback Fiction
ISBN: 068483118X
Release Date: 1996-06-01
Genre: Fiction

All together in one beautiful 3 volume set are C.S. Lewis' Out Of The Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength.

The Scientifiction Novels of C S Lewis

Author: Jared Lobdell
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786483865
Release Date: 2014-09-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

Used by C.S. Lewis himself, the term “scientifiction” is revived here as it once encompassed not only what we call science fiction, but also that indeterminate field of the 1940s and 1950s sometimes referred to as science fantasy (leading up to Ray Bradbury), along with a portion of that great realm that has come, since the advent of The Lord of the Rings, to be called fantasy. Rather as an eighteenth-century novel may pre-date the divide between novel and romance, so C.S. Lewis’s “interplanetary” novels may be considered to pre-date the modern divide between fantasy and science fiction and thus be thought of as “scientifictional” in nature. The stories dealt with are those in which Elwin Ransom is a character, the three usually called the “space trilogy”: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength—and the time-fragment entitled The Dark Tower. Lengthy chapters are devoted to each of the four Ransom stories. The book presents a study of Lewis, the nature of science fiction, the nature of Lewis’s “Arcadian” science fiction and his (and its) place in English literary history.

C S Lewis on the Final Frontier

Author: Sanford Schwartz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199888399
Release Date: 2009-07-02
Genre: Religion

Sanford Schwartz offers a penetrating new reading of Lewis's celebrated Space Trilogy. Taken together, Schwartz's readings call into question Lewis's self-styled image as a "dinosaur" out of step with the main currents of modern thought. Far from a simple struggle between an old-fashioned Christian humanism and a newfangled heresy, Lewis's Space Trilogy should be seen as the searching effort of a modern religious apologist to sustain and enrich the former through critical engagement with the latter.

The Cosmic Trilogy

Author: Clive Staples Lewis
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: 0330313746
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Science fiction

Narnia and the Fields of Arbol

Author: Matthew Dickerson
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813173191
Release Date: 2008-12-19
Genre: Literary Criticism

The remarkable breadth of C. S. Lewis’s (1898–1963) work is nearly as legendary as the fantastical tales he so inventively crafted. A variety of themes emerge in his literary output, which spans the genres of nonfiction, fantasy, science fiction, and children’s literature, but much of the scholarship examining his work focuses on religion or philosophy. Overshadowed are Lewis’s views on nature and his concern for environmental stewardship, which are present in most of his work. In Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: The Environmental Vision of C. S. Lewis, authors Matthew Dickerson and David O’Hara illuminate this important yet overlooked aspect of the author’s visionary work. Dickerson and O’Hara go beyond traditional theological discussions of Lewis’s writing to investigate themes of sustainability, stewardship of natural resources, and humanity’s relationship to wilderness. The authors examine the environmental and ecological underpinnings of Lewis’s work by exploring his best-known works of fantasy, including the seven books of the Chronicles of Narnia and the three novels collectively referred to as the Space Trilogy. Taken together, these works reveal Lewis’s enduring environmental concerns, and Dickerson and O’Hara offer a new understanding of his pioneering style of fiction. An avid outdoorsman, Lewis deftly combined an active imagination with a deep appreciation for the natural world. Narnia and the Fields of Arbol, the first book-length work on the subject, explores the marriage of Lewis’s environmental passion with his skill as a novelist and finds the author’s legacy to have as much in common with the agrarian environmentalism of Wendell Berry as it does with the fantasy of J. R. R. Tolkien. In an era of increasing concern about deforestation, climate change, and other environmental issues, Lewis’s work remains as pertinent as ever. The widespread adaption of his work in film lends credence to the author’s staying power as an influential voice in both fantastical fiction and environmental literature. With Narnia and the Fields of Arbol, Dickerson and O’Hara have written a timely work of scholarship that offers a fresh perspective on one of the most celebrated authors in literary history.

Placed People

Author: David Harden
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781498206709
Release Date: 2015-12-30
Genre: Literary Criticism

Modern humans are given lots of labels. Some see humans as consumers: consumers of goods, services, and entertainment for the Economy. Some see humans as souls to be saved. Some say humans are destructive animals that must not think too highly of themselves at the peril of the planet. All of these often competing and contradictory labels beg the question: "What are people for?" This book locates the starting point for answering this question in a placed perspective, and examines what G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, and Wendell Berry have to show us in this regard. These authors' rooted perspectives challenge us to see our communities and ourselves differently.


Author: Thomas D. Clareson
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 0879720239
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Fiction

A collection of twenty-five essays from eight countries, illustrating the many approaches to science fiction.