The Dark Tower, and Other Stories

The Dark Tower, and Other Stories

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Houghton
“‘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 ofOut of the Silent Planet, 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

A collection of Lewis’s complete shorter fiction, including two previously unpublished works, “The Dark Tower” and “The Man Born Blind.” Edited and with a Preface by Walter Hooper.


Baker & Taylor
A compilation of all of Lewis's shorter fiction includes "The Man Born Blind," "After Ten Years," and several science fiction tales.

Harcourt Publishing
“‘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 Planet, 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, Inc., [2002]
ISBN: 9780156027700
0156027704
Branch Call Number: PAPERBACK Classics Lew
Characteristics: 158 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Hooper, Walter

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Gabegarriga
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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