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.
THE NEXT EPISODE IN THE SERIES: PERELANDRA – Episode 372
THE TIME WE RECORDED ABOUT OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET AND FORGOT ABOUT IT: Into the Silent Planet (an introduction to C.S. Lewis’ “science fantasy” novel) – Episode 47
OTHER CS LEWIS EPISODES:
TILL WE HAVE FACES Pt. 1: The Origin of the Book – Episode 211
TILL WE HAVE FACES Pt. 2: Book Discussion – Episode 212
A Celebration of C.S. Lewis – Episode 101
The Silver Chair and the Red & Blue Pills – Episode 66
Jackie Brown’s Four Loves: An exploration of the characters and relationships of Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown through C.S. Lewis’ The Four Loves – Episode 367