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Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, #1) In The First Novel Of CS Lewis S Classic Science Fiction Trilogy, Dr Ransom, A Cambridge Academic, Is Abducted And Taken On A Spaceship To The Red Planet Of Malacandra, Which He Knows As Mars His Captors Are Plotting To Plunder The Planet S Treasures And Plan To Offer Ransom As A Sacrifice To The Creatures Who Live There Ransom Discovers He Has Come From The Silent Planet Earth Whose Tragic Story Is Known Throughout The Universe

  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, #1)
  • C.S. Lewis
  • English
  • 06 February 2018
  • 0007157150

About the Author: C.S. Lewis

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS 1898 1963 was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954 He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS 1898 1963 was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954 He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement He wrotethan thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and been transformed into three major motion pictures.Lewis was married to poet Joy Davidman



10 thoughts on “Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, #1)

  1. says:

    It is strange to me how often Lewis is mentioned as a leading Christian apologist, since his views on Christianity tend to be neither conventional nor well constructed Of course, he s not taken seriously by Biblical scholars or theologians I suspect this is because his Jesus is a cartoon lion and his God is a space alien.As Michael Moorcock pointed out, the prominent tone in both Tolkien and Lewis is condescension, and I admit my general impression of Lewis is that he s talking down to the aud It is strange to me how often Lewis is mentioned as a leading Christian apologist, since his views on Christianity ...

  2. says:

    First of all, this book has a cool title I mean, seriously Out of the Silent Planet Say it to yourself a couple times It sounds pretty, almost spooky, sort of dramatic and enigmatic Ooh Man, I love a good title I also love a good allegory And it s my opinion that C.S Lewis pretty much wrote the best allegories Like, for real dude This is like The Chronicles of Narnia for big people I m still partial to the childlikeness of The Chronicles though So basically, this book is about a ma First of all, this book has a cool title I mean, seriously Out of the Silent Planet Say it to yourself a couple times It sounds pretty, almost spooky, sort of dramatic and enigmatic Ooh Man, I love a good title I also love a good allegory And it s my opinion that C.S Lewis pretty much wrote the best allegories Like, for real dude This is like The Chronicles of Narnia for big people I m still partial to the childlikeness of The Chronicles though So basically, this book is about a man named Ransom who is abducted by these two crazy professor dudes, and taken to a planet called Malacandra or, Mars Once they reach the planet, Ransom promptly runs away from the crazy professors, and does a little exploration of the planet Where Narnia was written in a very simplistic style which I personally preferred , Out of the Silent Planet goes heavy on the adjectives, and there were points when I was thinking, How many fancy words can you use to describe on...

  3. says:

    You don t review C.S Lewis He reviews you.

  4. says:

    Not C.S Lewis s best or most popular book for every person who reads this, there must be at least ten who read Narnia However, the exchange between the humans and the Oyarsa the angelic ruler of Malacandra Mars is extremely effective satire, and deserves to be better known Ransom is the only one in the party who has been able to acquire any fluency in Malacandran He is given the task of translating Weston s fascist rant, which he clearly rather enjoys Speak to Ransom and he shall turn i Not C.S Lewis s best or most popular book for every person who reads this, there must be at least ten who read Narnia However, the exchange between the humans and the Oyarsa the angelic ruler of Malacandra Mars is extremely effective satire, and deserves to be better known Ransom is the only one in the party who has been able to acquire any fluency in Malacandran He is given the task of translating Weston s fascist rant, which he clearly rather enjoys Speak to Ransom and he shall turn it into our speech, said Oyarsa.Weston accepted the arrangement at once He believed that the hour of his death was come and he was determined to utter the thing almost the only thing outside his own science which he had to say He cleared his throat, almost he struck a gesture, and began Life is greater than any s...

  5. says:

    3.5 stars _Out of the Silent Planet_ is the start of C S Lewis Space Trilogy a series that, for me at least, comprises his best works of fiction I ve never been much of a fan of the Narnia books and Till We Have Faces fell totally flat for me so aside from his purely academic texts this is generally the series I go to when I want to read Lewis In a nutshell the Space Trilogy documents the adventures of academic and philologist Elwin Ransom as he finds himself embroiled in events of cosmic 3.5 stars _Out of the Silent Planet_ is the start of C S Lewis Space Trilogy a series that, for me at least, comprises his best works of fiction I ve never been much of a fan of the Narnia books and Till We Have Faces fell totally flat for me so aside from his purely academic texts this is generally the series I go to when I want to read Lewis In a nutshell the Space Trilogy documents the adventures of academic and philolo...

  6. says:

    I read this book and its companion volumes Perelandra and That Hideous Strength sometime after college, which must have been in the early eighties I have re read all three books numerous times since then.The books show Lewis deep love of and knowledge of European literature and languages I stand in awe of his ability to bring together elements of Scandinavian and Celtic and Greek and Roman and English literature to create a universe that can hold the galaxy spanning intellects of the eldila I read this book and its companion volumes Perelandra and That Hideous Strength sometime after college, which must have been in the early eighties I have re read all three books numerous times since then.The books show Lewis deep love of and knowledge of European literature and languages I stand in awe of his ability to bring together elements of Scandinavian and Celtic and Greek and Roman and English literature to create a universe that can hold the galaxy spanning intellects of the eldila and the very physical, in the moment instincts of tame bears and all the peo...

  7. says:

    I read this first about 7 or 8 years ago, but found it difficult to get through This time it was over too soon I felt like I was on Malacandra myself and feel like I experienced everything that went on as much as Ransom, the main character in the book Lewis explores philosophical questions that if not discussed in the context of another species existence would strike me as really basic by discussing these questions in the setting of another world, he refreshes them and has insights that we o I read this first about 7 or 8 years ago, but found it difficult to get through This time it was over too soon I felt like I was on Malacandra myself and feel like I experienced everything that went on as much as Ransom, the main character in the book Lewis explores philosophical questions that if not discussed in the context of another species existence would strike me as really basic by discussing these questions in the setting of another wo...

  8. says:

    3.5 stars First book in the classic Space Trilogy by C S Lewis Much like the Chronicles of Narnia, this story has a very Christian feel to it and deals with the nature of the universe, the struggle of good and evil and the status of Earth as The Silent Planet We...

  9. says:

    After all the post cyberpunk, Steampunk, New Weird, Post Singularity, Post Scarcity etc books I have been reading lately it is nice to turn to an old school sf book for a change of pace and a bit of coziness Out of the Silent Planet is in factof a science fantasy than something you would expect Asimov, Heinlein or Clarke to write C.S Lewis is best known and loved for his ...

  10. says:

    Originally posted at FanLit.You probably know that C.S Lewis was a Christian apologist who wrote many popular books both fiction and nonfiction which explain or defend the Christian faith His most famous work, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, some of the most loved stories in all of fantasy fiction and children s literature, is clearly Christian allegory Likewise, his science fiction SPACE TRILOGY can be read as allegory, though it s subtle enough to be enjoyed by those who don t appreciate alle Originally posted at FanLit.You probably know that C.S Lewis was a Christian apologist who wrote many popular books both fiction and nonfiction which explain or defend the Christian faith His most famous work, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, some of the most loved stories in all of fantasy fiction ...

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