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From the Publisher"Sanford Schwartz has written what is certainly the best book yet on Lewis's science fiction. Schwartz is a major scholar of modernism, and his unique contribution here is to demonstrate that Lewis's fiction is not a flight from but a considered and serious response to the conditions of modernity. This book shines a new, unexpected, and instructive light on the Space Trilogy."
—Alan Jacobs, Professor of English, Wheaton College and author of The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis
"Schwartz demonstrates that the novels of Lewis's Space Trilogy contain a subtle and imaginative defense of Christian humanism-a defense that is perhaps as timely today as it was in Lewis's time. This book should be on the shelf of everyone who wants to read Lewis well."
—David L. O'Hara, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Augustana College, and author of Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: The Environmental Vision of C.S. Lewis
"Sanford Schwartz has given us a seminal study of Lewis's Space Trilogy. Setting Lewis's work against its early twentieth-century cultural and intellectual background, Schwartz provides a fresh and insightful elucidation of the books' sophisticated structures and themes and their continued relevance in the twenty-first century."
—Peter J. Schakel, author of Imagination and the Arts in C. S. Lewis and The Way into Narnia
"A fine example of how to do literary criticism and do it well...all Christian scholars of literature will be cheered by this example of solid critical work...all academic libraries should purchase this very fine book." —Catholic Library World
"We always knew that Lewis was a subtle chess master of the mind; Schwartz' careful annotation of his point and counterpoint reveals just how densely packed these textual fugues really are. And, of course, positioning Lewis as a thoroughly modern man helps in the ongoing campaign of relevance. In order to apply his imaginative apologetics to each passing decade, one useful method is to pull Lewis out of the Middle Ages and Renaissance into today. And Schwartz has certainly done that."—Sehnsucht
"While Schwartz's book should be required reading for anyone interested in C.S. Lewis's thought, its real contribution is introducing Lewis, in his full complexity, to scholars of philosophy and religious thought." —Journal of Religion