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Out of the Silent Planet

Author: C. S. Lewis
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 05/12/2005
Pages: 224
ISBN: 978-0-00-715715-0

The first novel in C.S. Lewis’s classic sci-fi trilogy which tells the adventure of Dr Ransom who is kidnapped and transported to Mars

In the first novel of C.S. 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…

  • ‘Adventure beyond our Earth – beautifully coloured and shaped.’ The Times
  • ‘This book has real splendour, compelling moments and a flowing narrative.’ New York Times