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:
ISBN: 0007122020
Release Date: 2001
Genre:

Jane seeks help concerning her prophetic dreams at a community called St Anne's, where she meets their leader - Dr Ransom (the main character of the previous two titles in the trilogy). The story ends at the N.I.C.E. headquarters where Merlin appears to confront the powers of Hell.

Perelandra

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

Out of the Silent Planet

Author: Clive Staples Lewis
Publisher:
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.

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 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

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

Ballettschuhe

Author: Noel Streatfeild
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 9783646920154
Release Date: 2009-11-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Pauline will eine berühmte Schauspielerin werden, Petrova interessiert sich für Flugzeuge und schnelle Autos und die kleine Posy würde am liebsten Tag und Nacht tanzen. Die drei Fossil-Schwestern sind wirklich ganz schön verschieden. Deswegen geht es in Großonkel Matthews gemütlichem Haus auch oft sehr trubelig zu. Doch in einem sind sich die drei einig: Egal, was passiert - sie werden immer zusammenhalten. "Einer der ersten Romane von Mädchen, die ihr Leben unerschrocken und vergnügt selbst in die Hand nehmen. Ein reines Vergnügen, diesen Klassiker wieder zu lesen oder neu zu entdecken." (Sybil Gräfin Schönfeldt)

Crashlander

Author: Larry Niven
Publisher:
ISBN: 3404242629
Release Date: 1999
Genre: