The Space Trilogy by CS Lewis
The Interplanetary series or space trilogy by CS Lewis consists of three and a half books; ‘Out of the Silent Planet’, ‘Perelandra (Voyage to Venus)’, ‘That Hideous Strength’ and ‘The Dark Tower’. The manuscript for ‘The Dark Tower’ was rescued by a friend after CS Lewis died in 1963. It had an extremely narrow escape from being burned, but the gardener put off burning it and a few other notebooks as well. I have only just started reading this one and sadly it is not quite complete and finishes mid-sentence. The books are fantasy and science fiction but they are set in the time period of when CS Lewis wrote them. I really enjoyed the first two, but I found the first half of ‘That Hideous Strength’ difficult but by the end I could not put it down, I stayed up quite late reading them a few times........ They also have really cool sounding words in them like; Perelandra, Malacandra, Viritribia, Thulcandra and other interesting words. They are “out of this planet” or at least the first two books are.
‘Out of the Silent Planet’ is mostly set on the planet Malacandra which is a very old dying planet, its inhabitants now live in valleys beneath the main surface of the planet. The main character, Ransom is taken there as a captive.
‘Perelandra’, is also mostly set on a planet but this time it is on Perelandra. Which is just coming into habitation and was perfect but a ‘bent’ (evil) man has come and Ransom is brought there to try and stop him making Perelandra ‘bent’ like Thulcandra was.
‘That Hideous Strength’ Is set on earth and is like in Ephesians 6:12 which says: For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ransom is also in this book but is not the main character.