CS Lewis is widely known for The Chronicles of Narnia, his classic fantasy series, but he has also written a number of other stories and novels. Today HC announced that they were releasing his Space Trilogy as eBooks, for the first time ever.
The three books, Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength, were originally published in the late 1930’s. They are written in the classic space opera style and focus on the adventures of Dr. Elwin Ransom, a Cambridge academic abducted and taken by spaceship to Mars.
They’ve been widely compared to such classics as George Orwell’s 1984 and J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. “The Space Trilogy books are longtime fan favorites,” says Mark Tauber, SVP and Publisher of HarperOne. “We hope, in bringing these books out electronically, that fans and newcomers alike will be drawn into this remarkable world that only C. S. Lewis could create.”
The eBooks aren’t showing up yet in most eBookstores, but that should change by the end of the week.