C.S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy Available on Ebook

For the first time, C.S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy is available electronically for Kindle or Nook readers.  (Thank you Narnia Fans.com for the news). If you aren’t familiar with the titles of the three books, they are Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength.

I personally own a Nook and have begun gradually purchasing my favorite books and building up my library for it. While there are drawbacks (don’t get it near water!), I really do enjoy it as a supplement rather than as a replacement for my library. I have my degrees in literature, so you can imagine how many books I have both on shelves and in storage!

In an interesting twist, having an e-reader since last year made me rethink how I buy new books, resulting in:

  • Physical purchases: I only buy physical books now like I buy DVDs/Blu-rays – I only buy those that I love and those that I will revisit frequently (with a few thrown in that are just too good not to buy even though I won’t revisit them but every four or five years or so). This has also resulted in me buying really nice looking hardback editions of some of my favorite books to replace old, torn up paperbacks.
  • Electronic purchases: I buy two kinds of electronic books – those that I don’t plan on reading more than once and therefore don’t have to have on my shelves and those that I love and always want to have on hand when I’m traveling.

The problem, of course, is that I want two copies of some of my absolutely favorite books – one for my library at home and one for my portable electronic library. So what does all this have to do with the Space Trilogy?

Being that they are some of my favorite books, I think I may now have to buy another copy of the Space Trilogy for my Nook to complement my physical copies at home!

If you too, desire to purchase them (and happen to have a Kindle), please consider purchasing them by searching our  C.S. Lewis Foundation’s Amazon Associates bookstore. The Foundation receives a percentage of the existing sale price without costing you anything extra.

Steve Elmore, Director of Communications, C.S. Lewis Foundation