I have found myself reading C.S. Lewis’ space trilogy. I remember the books lying around my house when I was kid, but as interesting as they looked I never picked them up and read them. Having finally done so I’m glad I waited. These books have been just what I needed at this stage. Having just finished the second book I wished to share a brief review of it and encourage you to pick up this series and read it. It will blow your mind.
Upon finishing Lewis’ first book in his space trilogy, Out of the Silent Planet, I was immediately pulled in to the second. Perelandra finds our hero Ransom being summoned to Venus where a dark force has slithered its way on to the planet, and he must find a way to stop it before all innocence is lost. I found this second installment to be even better than the first. That is not to say the first isn’t good, because it is great. On a theological level this book was much more immersive. The ideas and concepts and the ‘what if’s’ that Lewis plays with are really quite profound. Lewis’ genius truly shines in this book. Not only do you get to see him as a brilliant writer of science fiction but you get to see his brilliant understanding of theology in how it is so beautifully weaved into the story. I found myself ‘getting older’ as I read each page of this thrilling novel.
I completely fell in love with this Eden metaphor as well as the idea that ‘something is ever done the same way twice,’ including redemption! In Perelandra there’s a new Adam, a new Eve, a new serpent, a new temptation, and a new resolution! For Fans of science fiction you’ll love this book. For those looking for something deep and profound you will most certainly find it here!
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