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#1 hazelm

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:09 PM

There has been an idea tossed around (nothing scientific about it, I think) that Earth has been isolated from the rest of the universal community because of its tendency to violence.  A friend told me that there have been some good science fiction novels on this topic.  She could not name any because it has been so long since she read any.

 

Does anyone know of a good scifi novel with such a theme?  I'd like to read a few and see what good authors make of it.  Thanks.



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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:42 PM

There has been an idea tossed around (nothing scientific about it, I think) that Earth has been isolated from the rest of the universal community because of its tendency to violence.  A friend told me that there have been some good science fiction novels on this topic.  She could not name any because it has been so long since she read any.

 

Does anyone know of a good scifi novel with such a theme?  I'd like to read a few and see what good authors make of it.  Thanks.

Yes, C S Lewis wrote a series on this theme, starting with" Out of the Silent Planet", (which I read as a teenager) and two others I think, one of which was "Perelandra", about Venus.

 

It has, (inevitably with C S Lewis), a religious undertone, referring to a sort of version of the Fall of Man, which did not take place on other planets, which are still in an Eden-like state of innocence and communicate, whereas Earth is excluded due to its fallen state. 



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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:45 PM

It was in a South Park episode.

 

You failed the test, the space cash was only worth what you as a group decided it was worth, how thick are you people? And as a result we're putting a cage around your planet, you're officially barred from the rest of the universe.

 

Well that sucks!



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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:28 PM

Yes, C S Lewis wrote a series on this theme, starting with" Out of the Silent Planet", (which I read as a teenager) and two others I think, one of which was "Perelandra", about Venus.

 

It has, (inevitably with C S Lewis), a religious undertone, referring to a sort of version of the Fall of Man, which did not take place on other planets, which are still in an Eden-like state of innocence and communicate, whereas Earth is excluded due to its fallen state. 

Oh, thank you.  And I know C S Lewis is a fine author.  I'll check for it next trip to book store. It has been a long time since I read any scifi.