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C.S. Lewis Space Trilogy Reading Group

Thu 09.15.22 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CDT

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Many readers are familiar with C.S. Lewis through his Narnia Chronicles, or his famous essays and books on theology and apologetics. Some may not know he also wrote several books that we now recognize as science fiction, complete with interplanetary space travel and beings from other worlds.

C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy explores classic sci-fi themes from a Christian perspective. Did God create worlds other than earth? If aliens exist, do they have original sin, and did Christ die for them, too? Join us for a three-part cohort to discuss these and other questions as we read three classic works by one of the 20th century’s greatest Christian thinkers.

Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, September 15,  4:00-5:30 PM
  • Thursday, October 6,  4:00-5:30 PM
  • Thursday, November 17, 4:00-5:30 PM
  • Thursday, December 8, 4:00-5:30 PM


Attendees must get a copy of The Space Trilogy (Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength) by C.S. Lewis (2011).

Conversation Moderators

Kevin Walters is a Public Affairs Analyst at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, where he focuses on public policy and university-industry relations. He earned a PhD in U.S. History from UW-Madison and has been a sci-fi buff since roughly the age of three, when his grandmother took him to the theater to see Empire Strikes Back.

Susi Pritchett Jensen is a writer in the process of publishing her first science fiction novel, Sarai of Earth. Follow her on for reviews of science fiction film, television, and novels, and read the author’s original short stories.



Thu 09.15.22
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
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Upper House
365 East Campus Mall, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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