- Series: Space Trilogy (Paperback) (Book 1)
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Scribner (March 11, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743234901
- ISBN-13: 978-0743234900
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1,072 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy (Paperback))
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Nonetheless, it's a fun story.
With C.S. Lewis, it's always fun to look for the theology, and the allegorical symbolism. I didn't find it to be as powerful here as I did in Narnia. Where Narnia has many direct references to Christ and his sacrifice for us, the allegory here deals more with what it means to be human (or hnau as the hrossa call it) as well as the fallen and violent nature of man.
Of course, you could throw all that aside and just read a good adventure on another planet, and it definitely delivers on that level.
I look forward to seeing where the story goes in the next two volumes. It should be fun.
On the whole, not quite as compelling as Out of the Silent Planet (Cosmic Trilogy), but only on account of the sometimes ham-fisted theological digressions - certainly not on grounds of richness of invention
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