Steve and Ben explore Venus via the second book in C.S. Lewis’ celebrated “Space Trilogy,” Perelandra.
Published in 1943, Perelandra is the story of a man, Ransom, who is transported to Venus and thrust into a battle he feels ill-equipped to handle. In the process, he becomes part of a cosmic war far bigger than himself.
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 . . . finishing the trilogy with That Hideous Strength and an episode about the controversial book fragment The Dark Tower.
THE FIRST EPISODE IN THE SERIES: Out of the Silent Planet – Episode 344
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