Author:C. S. Lewis

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All entries reconciled with Reginald1, including first edition information. Reginald1 misses the following titles:

  • The Pilgrim's Regress (1933)
  • The Great Divorce (1946) - Probably didn't consider it SF.
  • Surprised by Joy (1955) - Nonfiction.
  • The World's Last Night (1960)
  • The Dark Tower and Other Stories (1977) - published close to date of Reginald1.
  • The Cosmic Trilogy (1990) - Published post-Reginald1.
  • From Narnia to a Space Odyssey (2003) - Published post-Reginald1.


All entries reconciled with Reginald3. No conflicts discovered.


All entries reconciled with Tuck. Tuck differs from Reginald1 on the following points:

  • Reginald1 lists the publisher for the first edition of The Last Battle as "London: Bodley Head", while Tuck has "London: Lane". "The Bodley Head" is short for "John Lane and Elkin Mathews - The Bodley Head", so these are probably equivalent.
  • Ditto for The Magician's Nephew.
  • Reginald1 doesn't list Walter Hooper as an editor for Of Other Worlds, Tuck does.
  • Reginald1 gives a page count of 476 for the first edition of That Hideous Strength; Tuck 475. Sticking with Reginald.

Problems with Tuck:

  • Tuck omits the publication date for the Toronto:Nelson version of Out of the Silent Planet, so it is not included here.
  • Ditto for the Toronto:S.J.R. Saunders version The Screwtape Letters.
  • Ditto for the Toronto:Nelson version of That Hideous Strength. What's up with Tuck and Canada? Eh?
  • Ditto for the Toronto:Longmans version of The World's Last Night.
  • The Japan editions aren't... lucid. Not included. The French editions are kinda there.
  • Tuck is missing the first edition of The Pilgrim’s Regress. It should be 1933, not 1943.


All entries reconciled with Clute/Grant. Issues:

  • Clute/Grant gives the date for The Great Divorce as 1946. Tuck lists the date as 1945. Wikipedia claims that the book was serialized 1944/1945. Library of Congress agrees that a 1945 edition exists.


All entries reconciled with Clute/Nicholls. Issues:

  • Clute/Nicholls also lists Hooper as editor for The Dark Tower and Other Stories. Given the controversy over actual authorship of this work, and the fact that it was published posthumously, I think he should be listed here.
  • Clute/Nicholls doesn't list Hooper on On Stories, and Other Essays in Literature.
  • Clute/Nicholls doesn't list Hooper on Boxen: The Imaginary World of the Young C. S. Lewis, and doesn't list it as a collection.


  • Reconciled all Wikipedia dates with the ISFDB.
  • Added Wikipedia links to all titles with associated Wikipedia articles.
  • Added ISFDB publication history links to all associated Wikipedia articles.

To Do

Check Narnia Translations and Editions site.