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Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
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Jul 10, 2011

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bookshelves: adventure, sci-fi
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Ransom is hiking and it's getting late and he has no place to stay for the night. He comes across a house where a woman is outside waiting -she is worried about her son Harry. Harry works close by but he should have been home by now. Ransom offers to go find Harry and and send him home. When Ransom goes to investigate what happened to Harry, he is drugged by the two scholarly men Harry was working for and when Ransom wakes up he finds himself on a spaceship heading towards the planet Melacandra. Once on the planet he quickly escapes from the two men. There are 3 different life forms on the planet: the Hrossa, the Seroni (Sorns), and the Pfifltriggi. Ransom encounters a Hross named Hyoi and the two slowly begin to communicate with each other. Ransom lives with the Hrossa for some time and learns to speak their language. Much more happens but I don't want to spoil it for anyone.
The eldila and Oyarsa are mysterious...

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