As the debate surrounding Ward’s theory continues—all the more so with the recent release of a book version of The Narnia Code—a reexamination of Lewis’ shorter planetary fiction seems in order. In his lunar tale, “Forms of Things Unknown,” and in his Martian story, “Ministering Angels,” what aspects of the older cosmological model can be discerned? Are they in keeping with what Ward claims are the essences of Luna and Mars, as Lewis understood them? And what, if any, theological points may Lewis be making in these two tales? The present study will address each of these three issues. It will also attempt to answer the two main objections put forward about these stories: whether “Ministering Angels” is misogynistic, and whether “Forms of Things Unknown” is an authentic Lewis tale.
Johnson, Bruce R.
"Enchanting Luna and Militant Mars: The Shorter Planetary Fiction of C.S. Lewis,"
Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal: Vol. 4
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/cslewisjournal/vol4/iss1/7