I think you could only write this book if you had no idea what space was actually like. If you want to consider matters of randomly generated space characteristics and theology you may enjoy this.
What a mind C.S. Lewis had. The books was good and I enjoyed the adventure he took me on. The details are such I felt like I was there experiencing it along side the main character. It is worth listening to the book.
I had read it before but forgotten much. Loved it again. He tells through fiction what either cannot be communicated directly or would be much, much more difficult.
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I have always loved this book from the first time I read it many years ago. Was happy to find the audiobook so inexpensive. I only wish that the reader had been better. This wonderful, deep, laugh out loud funny book deserves the best interpreter out there. C.f. The Abolition of Man by Lewis for an excellent companion to this book,if you want a nonfiction look at some of the ideas touched on here.
C. S. Lewis knows how to write good sci-fi. I never read the same book twice, but this one I would read again and again. His description of the protagonist's first moments aboard the spacecraft stick in my mind as an example of his mastery of this form. I would recommend this book to any lover of science fiction or simply quality storytelling.
We need such stories which address conclusions of what we believe about the world and life. It underscores the question of not just why materialist beliefs are preferred but why they are such strong beliefs.