Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Classic Sci-Fi Book Review.. recomendation: Perelandra

Perelandra by C.S. Lewis.

It has been a little over a year and a half since i read the first book in the series. "Out of the Silent Planet".. I am into chapter 3 of Paralandra, and I find it fascinating..

It is Science Fiction, and each book in the trilogy can be read as a stand alone text.

The interesting thing to me is when it was written in the 1940’s.

And while science has proven that the settings and aliens are fanciful, it is amazing how good the story line is.

When you are a science nut, and a sci-fi reader, if you are like me, you get a bit of a snobbish attitude towards scientific inaccuracy in fiction, but this book is not trying to be “science” it is trying to and succeeding in being great FICTION.

Many people of my generation skipped the classics, like C.S. Lewis and went right in for writers like Anne McAffrey, R.A. Slavatore, of if you are a little older like me, Frank Herbert , Arthur C. Clark and the like.

Perhaps it is tiem for more of us to go back to that tiem in between, between 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Jurrasic Park, and take a look at how we got to where we are today.

Here, take a look at the reviews and other things about C.S. Lewis at and have a grat day… I will.


The tree books in the "Space Trillogy" are
Out of the silent planet.


That Hideous Strength.

True classics each and all.

See C.S. Lewis did write somthing other than The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe.. .. imagine that.. and in my opnion thse books are every bit as great, if not perhpas more so.

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