The second novel in Lewis's science fiction trilogy tells of Dr Ransom's voyage to the planet of Perelandra (Venus). / C.S. Lewis's only other major work of fiction outside The Chronicles of Narnia. / Classic and thrilling science fiction writing, inspired particularly by Lewis's closest friends JRR Tolkien and Arthur C Clarke. / The release of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe film in December will inspire new fans to read more Lewis (e.g. The Silmarillion sales leapt up more than 400% after The Lord of the Rings). These new editions are carefully positioned to make full capital of that demand.
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954 when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement.
'Thrilling.' Sir Hugh Walpole 'Remarkable ! a rare power of inventive imagination.' Times Literary Supplement