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OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET
by C.S. Lewis

Published: 1987-04-30
Paperback : 160 pages
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[MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.]

[Read by Geoffrey Howard - aka - Ralph Cosham]

Out of the Silent Planet is the first novel from Lewis's Space Trilogy, (also called the Space Trilogy,the Cosmic Trilogy and the Ransom Trilogy,) considered to be his chief contribution to the ...
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[MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.]

[Read by Geoffrey Howard - aka - Ralph Cosham]

Out of the Silent Planet is the first novel from Lewis's Space Trilogy, (also called the Space Trilogy,the Cosmic Trilogy and the Ransom Trilogy,) considered to be his chief contribution to the science-fiction genre. A planetary romance with elements of medieval mythology, the trilogy concerns Dr. Ransom, a linguist who, like Christ, is offered as a ransom for mankind. On a walking tour of the English countryside, Ransom falls in with some slightly shady characters from his old University and wakes up suddenly to find himself naked in a metal ball in the middle of the light-filled heavens. He learns that he is on his way to a world called Malacandra by its natives, who also call our world Thulcandra...the Silent Planet. The Malacandrans see planets as having a tutelary spirit: those of the other planets are good and accessible, but that of Earth is fallen and twisted.

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  "Early Sci Fi"by 8feetfast (see profile) 09/17/15

It was hard for me to remember that this book was written before we had men in space and pictures from space. When you keep this in mind, it was a creative story. I felt that Lewis was trying to make... (read more)

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