C.S. Lewis: The Space Trilogy

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A couple of weeks ago, Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry posted about his first encounter with C.S. Lewis’ “Space Trilogy”: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength.  He devoured them, and I’ll take the liberty of abbreviating his comments thusly:Out of the Silent Planet is excellent science fiction, and his favorite of the three.Perelandra is a poorly disguised bit of religious propaganda.That Hideous Strength is really weird, and really good, but it isn’t science fictio … [Read more...]

The Abolition of Man: C.S. Lewis on Natural Law

If you're like me, you've participated in dozens if not hundreds of bull-sessions, electronic or otherwise, on the topic of "What constitutes good literature?" The presence of the book in the "Literary Fiction" section is no clear guide; the "Literary Fiction" section is mostly filled with pretentious tripe. The popularity of the book is no clear guide; people will read the most appalling trash in large quantities. And the book I revere might well revulse you. It can be tempting to cut the … [Read more...]


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