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From Narnia to a Space Odyssey

(2003)
The War of Letters Between Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis
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From Narnia to Space Odyssey is the dialogue of letters between Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis in which they debate, discuss, and ponder the potential and potential dangers of the rise of technology. Their encounter sets the stage for much of what we face today: is technology the "beauty" that will lead to a more utopian society, or is it the "beast" that endangers our humanity and spirit?

Clarke and Lewis began their correspondence in December 1943 when Clarke took Lewis to task for his remark about "little rocket societies bent on exporting the crimes of mankind to other planets." While they met only once (at a well-known pub in Oxford, with Lewis bringing along a good friend-the Oxford don, one J.R.R. Tolkein), their "encounters" lasted until 1954 when Clarke became involved in underwater exploration and left for the Great Barrier Reef. Their concern about the future of society, even from differing perspectives, is both provocative and illuminating, and bears close reading today when we are all confronted with the question whether mankind can control the explosion of technology or will become its slave.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: From Narnia to a Space Odyssey : The War of Ideas Between Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis
Author(s): Arthur C Clarke, C S Lewis
ISBN: 0-7434-7518-6 / 978-0-7434-7518-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: I Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: From Narnia to a Space Odyssey: The War of Ideas Between Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis
Author(s): Ryder W Miller
ISBN: 1-59687-143-1 / 978-1-59687-143-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ibooks, Inc.
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January 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: From Narnia to Space Odyssey: The War of Letters between Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis
Author(s): Arthur C Clarke
ISBN: 0-7434-9807-0 / 978-0-7434-9807-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: I Books
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