Perelandra (Space Trilogy, Book 2)

Perelandra (Space Trilogy, Book 2)

Perelandra (Space Trilogy, Book 2) 074323491X
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Book Summary:
The second book in C. S. Lewis's acclaimed Space Trilogy, which also includes Out of the Silent Planet and That Hideous Strength, Perelandra continues the adventures of the extraordinary Dr. Ransom. Pitted against the most destructive of human weaknesses, temptation, the great man must battle evil on a new planet -- Perelandra -- when it is invaded by a dark force. Will Perelandra succumb to this malevolent being, who strives to create a new world order and who must destroy an old and beautiful civilization to do so? Or will it throw off the yoke of corruption and achieve a spiritual perfection as yet unknown to man? The outcome of Dr. Ransom's mighty struggle alone will determine the fate of this peace-loving planet.
Perelandra (Space Trilogy, Book 2)
5 Stars Insightful and Enjoyable
on August 8, 2015
I am a huge C.S. Lewis fan and have read almost everything he has written. I love his fiction and think his Till We Have Faces is my favorite book of all time. Out of the Silent Planet is the first book in what is commonly called "The Space Trilogy." It is a compelling piece of fiction on its own but finds its real value in the narrative of the whole trilogy. As science fiction it is definitely dated. Lewis made some guesses about what space was like which have since proven to be false, but if you take it as pure fiction and give it the benefit of "suspended disbelief," it has still aged well, as its insights were not primarily scientific but philosophical - as an exploration of human nature. I have read this trilogy three times over the years and my appreciation for it has increased with each reading. While I enjoy Out of the Silent Planet (a necessary set-up to the rest of the series) and That Hideous Strength, the second book in the trilogy, Peralnadra, may actually rival my affection for Lewis's best book. It is profoundly insightful and will light up your imagination.
Perelandra (Space Trilogy, Book 2)
5 Stars Thought provoking! A great read.
on September 3, 2015
Lewis wonderfully makes you think about you and the world you live in. But he also makes some parallels with the Bible and references to Christianity that open eyes and expand upon the glories and the work of God. I highly recommend these stories and the depth of thought they bring to the reader. There are a few places where it is hard to read, but it's worth it to work through it to the end--just like life.