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Fri Mar 21 17:16:49 2014 UTCfast-10899230.07Space Trilogy: Book 1 ; Out of the silent planet /0.250.84The gender dance : ironic subversion in C. S. Lewis's cosmic trilogy /lccn-n79003974Lewis, C. S.(Clive Staples)1898-1963lccn-n2009054023Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)lccn-n87839218Downing, David C.lccn-n81098058Lobdell, Jared1937-lccn-no98089301Howard, Geoffrey1936-nrtlccn-n2012040954Hilder, Monika B.1957-np-gardner, groverGardner, Groverprfviaf-79913199Pacey, Stevenlccn-no2010033968Playaway Digital Audiolccn-no2006106285Findaway World, LLCRansom, Elwin (Fictitious character)FictionCriticism, interpretation, etcJuvenile worksYoung adult worksScience fictionRansom, Elwin (Fictitious character)Life on other planetsGood and evilCollege teachersPhilologistsLinguistsScience fiction, EnglishLewis, C. S.--(Clive Staples),Criticism and interpretationScience fictionChristian fiction, EnglishTheology in literatureFantasy fiction, EnglishLife on other planets in literatureCollege teachers in literatureInterplanetary voyagesConduct of lifeEthicsMars (Planet)Space and time in literatureFantasy fictionSpace flightSpaceEnglish fictionFantasyFeminism in literatureGender identity in literatureEthics in literatureSpirituality in literatureVenus (Planet)Space coloniesAllegoriesHuman-alien encountersOuter spaceExtraterrestrial beingsFall of manGenetic engineeringEnglish literaturePlanetsAlien abductionChildren's stories, EnglishEnglish literature--Christian authorsChristianity in literatureEnglish19381943194419451946194919521955195719621963196519661967196819691970197119731974197819791983198419861990199219962000200320042005200620072008200920122013103032798823.912PR6023.E926321715ocn000964332book19430.23Lewis, C. SPerelandra : a novelFictionYoung adult worksOut of the Silent Planet focuses on the age-old nature and consequences of temptation as experienced in a brand new world+-+9018839315294718ocn000180423book19450.23Lewis, C. SThat hideous strength; a modern fairy-tale for grownupsJuvenile worksFictionThe last book of Lewis's sci-fi trilogy is a breakneck journey of suspense in which Dr. Ransom must choose sides in a battle between science and ethics. Like Perelandra and Out of the Silent Planet, this is a compelling work of fiction that is also, at its heart, a timeless allegory of good and evil. Written during the dark hours immediately before and during the Second World War, C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy, of which That Hideous Strength is the third volume, stands alongside such works as Albert Camus's The Plague and George Orwell's 1984 as a timely parable that has become timeless, beloved by succeeding generations as much for the sheer wonder of its storytelling as for the significance of its moral concerns. For the trilogy's central figure, C.S. Lewis created perhaps the most memorable character of his career, the brilliant, clear-eyed, and fiercely brave philologist Dr. Elwin Ransom. Appropriately, Lewis modeled Dr. Ransom on his dear friend J.R.R. Tolkien, for in the scope of its imaginative achievement and the totality of its vision of not one but two imaginary worlds, the Space Trilogy is rivaled in this century only by Tolkien's trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Readers who fall in love with Lewis's fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia as children, unfailingly cherish his Space Trilogy as adults; it, too, brings to life strange and magical realms in which epic battles are fought between the forces of light and those of darkness. But in the many layers of its allegory, and the sophistication and piercing brilliance of its insights into the human condition, it occupies a place among the English language's most extraordinary works for any age, and for all time. In That Hideous Strength, the final installment of the Space Trilogy, the dark forces that have been repulsed in Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra are massed for an assault on the planet Earth itself. Word is on the wind that the mighty wizard Merlin has come back to the land of the living after many centuries, holding the key to ultimate power for the force that can find him and bend him to its will. A sinister technocratic organization that is gaining force throughout England, N.I.C.E. (the National Institute of Coordinated Experiments), secretly controlled by humanity's mortal enemies, plans to use Merlin in their plot to "recondition" society. Dr. Ransom forms a countervailing group, Logres, in opposition, and the two groups struggle to a climactic resolution that brings the Space Trilogy to a magnificent, crashing close+-+5218839315257523ocn035192173book19380.21Lewis, C. SOut of the silent planetJuvenile worksFictionIn the first book of C.S. Lewis's legendary science fiction trilogy, Dr. Ransom is kidnapped and spirited by spaceship to the mysterious red planet of Malandra. He escapes and goes on the run, jeopardizing both his chances of ever returning to Earth and his very life. First published in 1943, this classic interplanetary fantasy continues to delight readers around the world. Written during the dark hours immediately before and during the Second World War, C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy, of which Out of the Silent Planet is the first volume, stands alongside such works as Albert Camus's The Plague and George Orwell's 1984 as a timely parable that has become timeless, beloved by succeeding generations as much for the sheer wonder of its storytelling as for the significance of the moral concerns. For the trilogy's central figure, C.S. Lewis created perhaps the most memorable character of his career, the brilliant, clear-eyed, and fiercely brave philologist Dr. Elwin Ransom. Appropriately, Lewis modeled Dr. Ransom after his dear friend J.R.R. Tolkien, for in the scope of its imaginative achievement and the totality of its vision of not one but two imaginary worlds, the Space Trilogy is rivaled in this century only by Tolkien's trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Readers who fall in love with Lewis's fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia as children, unfailingly cherish his Space Trilogy as adults; it, too, brings to life strange and magical realms in which epic battles are fought between the forces of light and those of darkness. But in the many layers of its allegory, and the sophistication and piercing brilliance of its insights into the human condition, it occupies a place among the English language's most extraordinary works for any age, and for all time. Out of the Silent Planet introduces Dr. Ransom and chronicles his abduction by a megalomaniacal physicist and his accomplice via space ship to the planet Malacandra. The two men are in need of a human sacrifice and Dr. Ransom would seem to fit the bill. Dr. Ransom escapes upon landing, though, and goes on the run, a stranger in a land that, like Jonathan Swift's Lilliput, is enchanting in its difference from Earth and instructive in its similarity+-+19188393157212ocn024430095book19920.35Downing, David CPlanets in peril a critical study of C.S. Lewis's ransom trilogyCriticism, interpretation, etcLiterary scholar, novelist, and Christian apologist, C.S. Lewis was a remarkable and enigmatic man. He is perhaps best known today for his popular series of children's books, the Chronicles of Narnia, which continue to sell more than a million copies a year. He also wrote science fiction in the form of interplanetary fantasies - a series of three novels known as the Ransom Trilogy. This book offers the first full-length critical assessment of that trilogy, placing the three volumes in the context of Lewis's life and work. David C. Downing reveals the autobiographical and theological subtexts of Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength, showing as well how much Lewis the classical and medieval scholar influenced the work of Lewis the creator of interplanetary fantasies. Downing also examines the chief imaginative and intellectual sources of the trilogy and addresses persistent issues raised by reviewers and critics: Was Lewis's lifelong devotion to fantasy a mark of intellectual independence or a case of "arrested emotional development"? Were his views on women sexist, even misogynist? How much of his critique of modern science and technology was well informed and how much the result of prejudice or habitual suspicion of all things modern? A brief appendix on "The Dark Tower" fragment provides what background is known about this mysterious document, summarizes the story as far as Lewis developed it, and comments on how this unfinished work fits in with the Ransom books published during Lewis's lifetime+-+K2448752354144ocn054825887book20040.66Lobdell, JaredThe scientifiction novels of C.S. Lewis : space and time in the Ransom storiesCriticism, interpretation, etc"Used by C. S. Lewis himself, the term "scientifiction" is revived here as it once encompassed not only what we call science fiction, but also that indeterminate field of the 1940s and 1950s sometimes referred to as science fantasy (leading up to Ray Bradbury), along with a portion of that great realm that has come, since the advent of The Lord of the Rings, to be called fantasy, C. S. Lewis's "interplanetary" novels may be considered to predate the modern divide between fantasy and science fiction." "The stories dealt with are those in which Elwin Ransom is a character, the three usually called the "space trilogy": Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength - and the time-fragment entitled The Dark Tower. Lengthy chapters are devoted to each of the four Ransom stories. The book presents a study of Lewis, the nature of science fiction, the nature of Lewis's "Arcadian" science fiction and his (and its) place in English literary history."--BOOK JACKET+-+49736913251547ocn062710806file20000.14Lewis, C. SOut of the silent planetFictionOut of the silent planet is the first novel from the Cosmic Trilogy, considered to be C.S. Lewis's chief contribution to the science fiction genre. The trilogy concerns Dr. Ransom, a linguist, who, like Christ, was offered a ransom for mankind. The first two novels are planetary romances with elements of medieval mythology. Each planet is seen as having a tutelary spirit; those of the other planets are both good and accessible, while that of Earth is fallen, twisted and not known directly by most humans. The story is powerfully imagined, and the effects of lesser gravity on Martian plant and animal life is vividly rendered+-+2353461325653ocn822995149book20130.84Hilder, Monika BThe gender dance : ironic subversion in C. S. Lewis's cosmic trilogyCriticism, interpretation, etcC.S. Lewis, fantasy novelist, literary scholar, and Christian apologist, is one of the most original and well-known literary figures of the twentieth century. As one who stood at the crossroads of Edwardian and modern thinking, he is often read as a sexist or even misogynistic man of his time, but this fresh rereading assesses Lewis as a prescient thinker who transformed typical Western gender paradigms. The Gender Dance: Ironic Subversion in C.S. Lewisâ€TMs Cosmic Trilogy, the second volume in a triad, proposes that Lewisâ€TMs highly nuanced metaphorical view of gender relations has been misu621ocn020483060rcrd19830.14Lewis, C. SOut of the silent planetFictionDr. Ransom, a noted philologist, is kidnapped and flown by spaceship to Malacandra (Mars) where he flees his human captors and establishes communication with the planet's extraordinary inhabitants. What he learns galvanizes his attempt to return to Earth with a message of great urgency+-+0893511825324393ocn763661683rcrd20060.13Lewis, C. SOut of the silent planetFictionOut of the Silent Planet forms the first part of C.S. Lewis's acclaimed Cosmic Trilogy, which continues in Perelandra and concludes in That Hideous Strength. Dr Ransom, a Cambridge academic, is abducted and taken on a spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra, which he knows as Mars. The creatures he meets there call Earth the Silent Planet, and Ransom discovers that the tragic story of his home world is known throughout the universe. Lewis's matchless imagination has created an exhilarating adventure which also attempts to answer some of life's great mysteries302ocn003122343book19460.79Lewis, C. SThe tortured planetFiction161ocn069673821book20060.19Lewis, C. SMás allá del planeta silenciosoFictionDr. Ransom is kidnapped by a megalomaniacal physicist via space ship to the mysterious red planet of Malandra. He escapes and goes on the run, jeopardizing both his chances of ever returning to Earth and his very life+-+2240250993151ocn764230745rcrd20060.13Lewis, C. SPerelandraFictionThe second part of C.S. Lewis's acclaimed Cosmic Trilogy which began with Out of the Silent Planet. Following his visit to the red planet of Malacandra, known to our world as Mars, Dr Ransom's adventures continue when he is called to the beautiful paradise planet of Perelandra, or Venus, which is in grave peril. There he discovers floating islands and bubble trees, as well as his old enemy Dr Weston, who is intent upon evil once more. Ransom must engage in a desperate struggle to save the purity of Perelandra141ocn069673823book20060.18Lewis, C. SEsa horrible fortalezaFictionA story of satanic will, and an exploration of the lengths to which love and duty can be stretched+-+844025099362ocn277277689rcrd20080.14Lewis, C. SThat hideous strengthFictionScience fictionThe dark forces that were repulsed in Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra are massed for an assault on the planet Earth itself. Word is on the wind that the mighty wizard Merlin has come back to the land of the living after many centuries, holding the key to ultimate power for that force which can find him and bend him to its will. A sinister technocratic organization is gaining power throughout Europe with a plan to "recondition" society, and it is up to Ransom and his friends to squelch this threat by applying age-old wisdom to a new universe dominated by science+-+453317889641ocn608840873book19960.08Lewis, C. SSpace Trilogy: Book 2 ; Perelandra : a novelFiction+-+K64987892541ocn857717159book20050.21Lewis, C. SPerelandra : voyage to VenusFictionDr. Ransom is summoned to the Eden-like planet Perelandra, or Venus, to battle against the evil forces present in the possessed body of his enemy, Dr. Weston+-+416206255541ocn608840871book19900.08Lewis, C. SSpace Trilogy: Book 3 ; That hideous strength : a modern fairy-tale for grown-upsFiction+-+374987892533ocn761088839book19630.35Lewis, C. SVoyage to Venus = PerelandraFiction21ocn862065820book20130.47DuPlessis-Hay, MichèleThat hideous strength by C.S. Lewis : The preparation of an annotated critical editionCriticism, interpretation, etcFiction21ocn608840865book19960.07Lewis, C. SSpace Trilogy: Book 1 ; Out of the silent planetFiction+-+6549878925+-+K244875235Fri Mar 21 16:03:56 EDT 2014batch23643