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Dr Ransom is a Cambridge academic who is captured whilst on a walking tour and forced into a spaceship by two men. With them he flies to Malacandra (Mars). There he escapes his two captors and discovers an amazing range of rational and spiritual creatures on the planet.In the sequel, Ransom is sent by the Elida to Perelandra (Venus) to battle against evil incarnate and pre ...more
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Published October 15th 2001 by Voyager
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Jul 23, 2013 Lee added it
Been a long time since I read this. Since my exposure to Christian theology began with attendance at St. Paul's Episcopal Church a few years ago, I thought it might be time for another dip into it. Loved it. Next on the list: Perelandra.
Kyle Benson
Jul 26, 2013 Kyle Benson rated it really liked it
Authors often use Science Fiction to explain their take on social strategies or politics. Lewis brilliantly uses this series as a medium of conversation on God, the universe, and civics. Well written, interesting, and thought provoking.
Dec 22, 2014 Mark rated it it was amazing
Out of the silent planet was awesome! And Perelandra, the 2nd in the trilogy was even better. They are almost like one book in my mind. The 3rd one "that hideous strength" I didn't really like so much.
Dec 26, 2013 Gettimothy rated it liked it
Very entertaining story. Lewis' prose, while good, is not the style I prefer.
May 29, 2013 Milo rated it liked it
Despite a dislike for CS Lewis I found this quite refreshing, the ending however and the overuse of words in the alien languages irritated me somewhat
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Apr 22, 2013 Gwen Jorgensen rated it it was amazing
I loved this and wondered why it took me so long to read any of Lewis' fiction. Fun perspectives and descriptions; thought provoking story.
Dec 15, 2014 Joshua rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifi
Read aloud, which really made Lewis' descriptions come alive.
Harini Dias Bandaranayake
Thanks Suchetha! For buying me a ticket into worlds unknown...;)
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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 wrote more than th ...more
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Space Trilogy (3 books)
  • Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, #1)
  • Perelandra (Space Trilogy, #2)
  • That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, #3)

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