Ben and Steve explore Mars via C.S. Lewis’ science fiction novel, the first book in his celebrated “Space Trilogy”, Out of the Silent Planet.
Published in 1938, Out of the Silent Planet is the story of a man, Ransom, who is kidnapped and taken to Mars and thrust into an adventure he never wanted. In the process, he meets alien intelligences and gains and new understanding about a spiritual cosmology.
C.S. Lewis is one of Ben and Steve’s favorite authors, and with his mix of Christianity and science fiction and imagination, this series of books is perhaps the best fit for discussion on a podcast like Strangers and Aliens . . .
Coming soon . . . episodes finishing the trilogy with Perelandra and That Hideous Strength and an episode about the controversial book fragment The Dark Tower.
Some links to our other C.S. Lewis Coverage:
OUR COVERAGE OF THE SPACE TRILOGY
OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET (C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy Part 1) – SA344
PERELANDRA (C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy Part 2) – SA372
THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH (C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy Part 3) – SA386
THE DARK TOWER (C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy Part 4) – SA405
The first time we started a podcast series and forgot that we even did it – Ep. 47 — Into the Silent Planet (an introduction to C.S. Lewis’ “science fantasy” novel)
OUR COVERAGE OF TILL WE HAVE FACES
TILL WE HAVE FACES Pt. 1: The Origin of the Book – SA211
TILL WE HAVE FACES Pt. 2: Book Discussion – SA212
THE “IS IT WORTH READING?” SERIES COVERING THE SPACE TRILOGY ON YOUTUBE
OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET: Is It Worth Reading? (Exploring Christian Sci-Fi) – VIDEO
PERELANDRA: Is It Worth Reading? (Exploring Christian Sci-Fi) – VIDEO
THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH: Is It Worth Reading? (Exploring Christian Sci-Fi) – VIDEO
THE DARK TOWER by C.S. Lewis: Is It Worth Reading? (Exploring Christian Sci-Fi) – VIDEO