Out of the Silent Planet

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Tandem Library, Mar 1, 2003 - Fiction - 158 pages
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The first book in C. S. Lewis's acclaimed Space Trilogy, which continues with "Perelandra" and "That Hideous Strength, Out of the Silent Planet" begins the adventures of the remarkable Dr. Ransom. Here, that estimable man is abducted by a megalomaniacal physicist and his accomplice and taken via spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra. The two men are in need of a human sacrifice, and Dr. Ransom would seem to fit the bill. Once on the planet, however, Ransom eludes his captors, risking his life and his chances of returning to Earth, becoming a stranger in a land that is enchanting in its difference from Earth and instructive in its similarity. First published in 1943, "Out of the Silent Planet" remains a mysterious and suspenseful tour de force.

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C. S. Lewis' first book in his sci-fi trilogy is a very well-written piece of, what on first glance is, pulp fiction, but what makes it special is its theological backdrop and extensive elements of ... Read full review

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Wow. Wow. Basically all I can say right now. This is amazing and beautiful and awesome. In the very beginning, I kind of forgot it was supposed to be scifi, which made it all the more awesome when ... Read full review

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