15/06/2004

That Hideous Strength

Third in CS Lewis's science fiction/fantasy trilogy.

Mark Studdock is ambitious and somewhat amoral; he's a don at a small university, who has managed to penetrate the 'inner circle' and is then half-offered a post at a new experimental centre. His wife Jane has been having such realistic and frightening dreams that she takes professional advice.

One on each 'side' - or being pulled that way - the book is a battle of good vs evil. Christians are on the good side, but not exclusively. The evil has grown out of a twisted humanitarianism.

Often chilling, couched in wisdom, a great ending to CS Lewis's sci-fi series.

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