The Dark Tower and Other Stories

The Dark Tower and Other Stories

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"'Of course,' said Orfieu, 'the sort of time-travelling you read about in books--time-travelling in the body--is absolutely impossible.'"

So begins The Dark Tower, a captivating novella that continues the adventures of Dr. Elwin Ransom after the events of Out of the Silent Plane t, the first novel is Lewis's Space Trilogy. In Orfieu's office at Cambridge University, five men gather to witness the breach of space-time through the chronoscope, a telescope that looks not just into another world, but into another time. Also included are "After Ten Years," Lewis's retelling of Menelaus's battle for Helen, "The Man Born Blind," the story of a man who after gaining sight for the first time in his life learns about the relative nature of reality, and three other short stories. A necessary anthology for fans of futuristic fiction, this collection cements Lewis's place in the science fiction canon.

"A superb storyteller." -Anthony Burgess
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, [1977]
Edition: First Harvest edition.
Copyright Date: ©1977
ISBN: 9780156027700
Characteristics: 158 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Hooper, Walter


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Jun 04, 2018

quite a good read. It has the C.S. Lewis imagination. It is just sad that "The Dark Tower" was not completed. The short stories are quite clever, thought-provoking, and engaging also.

May 26, 2015

I have always been a fan of C.S. Lewis fiction, with is Space Trilogy as my favorite pieces from him.

I was unaware exactly what The Dark Tower was so checking it out I was pleasantly surprised.

Though most are short stories in this volume, most of the book is actually an incomplete story that takes places in the world of the space trilogy, as they share some characters.

C.S. Lewis is a great story teller and each of the short stories were different enough to make this volume seem larger than what it is. The editor of the book adds how he came across all the material in the book. It was collected after C.S. Lewis had passed away and he was able to save a lot of his works that were about the be destroyed.

A great read for over the weekend.

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