Perelandra Author:C. S. Lewis A sharp, sophisticated fantasy dealing with an old problem -- temptation -- in a new world -- Perelandra. The newest planet in C. S. Lewis's celebrated space world, Perelandra (the Planet Venus), has been invaded by the devil's agent in the shape of an English physicist, Dr. Weston. Evil joins battle with good, represented by Ransom the philol... more »ogist, as Perelandra and its Queen and Lady-Mother face the choice between ascending to perfection or following an older world to corruption.
This is the second book in the famous space trilogy which began with Out of the Silent Planet and is concluded with That Hideous Strength.
C. S. Lewis, once called England's modern John Bunyan, is well known for the range of his literary talents, from scholarly studies of medieval literature to children's stories. Professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Cambridge University until his death in 1963, Lewis wrote, among other books, the best-selling The Screwtape Letters.« less
This is the middle book of the Space Trilogy, but it stand alone very well. I have read thousands of books in my lifetime, and this is one of the very best. I read it because it was Lewis, although I do not enjoy sci-fi. It was entralling, kinda creepy, and has very deep spiritual truths. Classic Lewis! Rather reminded me of the style of "The Dark Tower"