Best known for its influence on literary greats such as C. S. Lewis and later J. R. R. Tolkein, A Voyage to Arcturus explores the nature of good and evil by combining fantasy, philosophy, and science fiction. Maskull, a simple man, decides to embark on a journey through the galaxy accompanied by his friend Krag and his acquaintance, Nightspore. Flying through space in a crystal ship, they explore vast lands and meet an interesting cast of characters. As death follows the trio, Maskull is faced with the ever-present conundrum: What really is the meaning of life? Described by critics as the greatest novel of the twentieth century, Arcturus has captivated audiences for more than a century.