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Just as readers have been transfixed by the stories, characters, and deeper meanings of Lewis’ 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.

Perelandra, the second novel in Lewis’ science fiction trilogy, tells of Dr. Ransom’s voyage to the paradise planet of Perelandra, or Venus, which turns out to be a beautiful Eden–like world. He is horrified to find that his old enemy, Dr. Weston, has also arrived and is putting him in grave peril once more. As the mad Weston’s body is taken over by the forces of evil, Ransom engages in a desperate struggle to save the innocence of Perelandra!

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Top Highlights

“‘It is not for nothing that you are named Ransom,’ said the Voice.” (Page 125)

“Each thing was made for Him. He is the center. Because we are with Him, each of us is at the center. It is not as in a city of the Darkened World where they say that each must live for all. In His city all things are made for each. When He died in the Wounded World He died not for me, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, he would have done no less. Each thing, from the single grain of Dust to the strongest eldil, is the end and the final cause of all creation and the mirror in which the beam of His brightness comes to rest and so returns to Him. Blessed be He!” (Pages 185–186)

“Almost he felt that the words ‘would have happened’ were meaningless—mere invitations to wander in what the Lady would have called an ‘alongside world’ which had no reality. Only the actual was real: and every actual situation was new. Here in Perelandra the temptation would be stopped by Ransom, or it would not be stopped at all. The Voice—for it was almost with a Voice that he was now contending—seemed to create around this alternative an infinite vacancy. This chapter, this page, this very sentence, in the cosmic story was utterly and eternally itself; no other passage that had occurred or ever would occur could be substituted for it.” (Page 124)

“‘I think He made one law of that kind in order that there might be obedience. In all these other matters what you call obeying Him is but doing what seems good in your own eyes also. Is love content with that? You do them, indeed, because they are His will, but not only because they are His will. Where can you taste the joy of obeying unless He bids you do something for which His bidding is the only reason?” (Page 101)

Writing of the highest order. Perelandra is, from all standpoints, far superior to other tales of interplanetary adventures.


Mr. Lewis has a genius for making his fantasies livable.

The New York Times

C. S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Out of the Silent PlanetThe Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classic Mere Christianity. Read more about his life and legacy.


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  1. Patrick



    As the second book in the Space Trilogy, this one is really able to shoot straight out quickly and it does get right into things. While there is an overarching story, this one tends to be philosophy as story driven. Where book one was more about the inhabitants of Mars also recognizing God, this one is Venus as Eden and a new temptation. I would liken this book to the first book of the Narnia series. There is an interesting story with a different world but the Christian symbolism is more direct. The storyline is interesting and the portion where three of the main characters are interacting is very interesting and well written. I would have liked Lewis to have written more specifics in the conversation portion of this part of the book as it's a great "What If..." book. "What if fallen man had been there to help Eve at the Temptation?" Very interesting read and so far the best of the series. Final grade - A-
  2. Mark Ward

    Mark Ward


    Profound. My "favorite book of all time" changes every time I'm asked, but this book has been the answer more often than any other.
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