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Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, Book One) Hardcover – Special Edition, October 1, 1996
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- Lexile Measure : 1020L
- Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
- Hardcover : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0684833646
- ISBN-13 : 978-0684833644
- Product Dimensions : 6.13 x 0.8 x 9.25 inches
- Publisher : Scribner; Classic Edition (October 1, 1996)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #152,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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― Desmond Tutu
Part two, Perelandra, re tells the Adam and Eve story, but it is part three that keeps me coming back. Part three, That Hideous Strength, is simply the best book that I have read that nobody seems to have heard of.
I can heartily recommend this book or this series to anyone who likes science fiction. I'm not particularly Christian, but I can appreciate that the author is.
Lewis doesn't address the likelihood that technology capable of reaching Mars would probably be worth more gold than could be obtained from Mars and doesn't attempt to provide any scientific basis for the technology. The variety of alien lifeforms is quite well done with attention to the interaction of various intelligences.
Note: this digital version is a bit crude with numerous uncorrected typos and other annoyances such as inconsistent word spacing. Each chapter clearly began with a "dropcap" that was lost in the conversion producing floating letters.
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This is the story of a man minding his own business on his travels one night when he gets caught up in a planned trip into space. He's abducted by two men, and taken with the travellers and has an experience not only he won't forget, but one that probably won't be believed!
The descriptive text of the planet known to us as 'Mars' - along with detailed and thought-provoking descriptions of its inhabitants, makes this an extremely enthralling and satisfying novel. This is part of a trilogy which I will most certainly be reading.
Of course this is not just any Christian, or any philologist, this is the brilliant Lewis himself. Fasten your seatbelt for an extra-ordinary journey into space with the kidnapped Oxford don and philologist Professor Ransom. Ransom's unique skills mean that not only is he able to learn the languages of the extra-ordinary beings he meets on Malacandra (the true name, we learn for Mars) but perhaps his journey was somehow predestined.
Out of the silent planet is the first in the space trilogy. Once read never forgotten.
The events and conversations expose and confront the 'bent' ways of a fallen earth: Thulcandra - the Silent Planet of the title, and challenge us with the idea of other, better ways.
Like all Lewis' narratives, the plotting is simple, and it is certainly not 'science' fiction; he addresses almost no scientific issues at all, unlike say, Jules Verne, who revelled in working out as much of the science as possible when he also took adventurers into other worlds.
Narnia for adults? Perhaps.
Lewis gives us, as always, a book of ideas intended to make us reflect, and he succeeds.
The basic premise has been used by many authors,, but rarely to such good effect. In my opinion, this is the best of the trilogy. 'Perelandra" seems to be just a rewrite of Genesis, and the last in the series is more of a straightforward adventure story lacking the spirituality of the first two.
Highly recommended for anyone who likes their Sci-fi with a diffetence.