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Publication Date: 2012
Series: Space Trilogy
Just as readers have been transfixed by the stories, characters, and deeper meanings of Lewis's timeless tales in The Chronicles of Narnia, most find this same allure in his classic Space Trilogy. In these fantasy stories for adults, we encounter, once again, magical creatures, a world of wonders, epic battles, and revelations of transcendent truths.
Out of the Silent Planet is the first novel in C. S. Lewis's classic science fiction trilogy. It tells the adventure of Dr. Ransom, a Cambridge academic, who 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!
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, when 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 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 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 have been transformed into three major motion pictures.
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.
JessicaAge: 25-34Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5DisappointedApril 2, 2016JessicaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 2While walking through the English countryside, Dr. Ransom is kidnapped by two men who take him away on a spaceship, to the planet Malacandra. Convinced that the men intend to hand him over to the inhabitants of this strange place, Ransom manages to escape, but finds himself lost and alone. Though not for long.
Ive had this on my shelf for years, and finally decided to read it. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed. Considering my love of Narnia and some of Lewis non-fiction writing, I was expecting to love this. Or, at the very least, enjoy it enough to read the whole trilogy. Neither is the case.
The story is definitely plot-driven instead of character-driven, which loses points for me right away. I love layered characters, whose goals or needs push their story along. Ransom was mostly acted upon by outside forces, which would have been okay had the character (really, all of the characters) not felt so flat.
Id say that about half of the writing was description of the new planet and its inhabitants. Of course, this is considered necessary because Lewis built this world from scratch, but it really slowed down any action.
I dont see myself reading the rest of the series, and I probably wouldnt recommend it to anyone but die-hard sci-fi fans.
I do feel the need to say that there is some Christian symbolism in the story, especially toward the end. Ive seen some reviews elsewhere that said there is nothing Christian about this book, but that is simply not true. Its not allegorical in the way that The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is, but the symbolism is there.
SarahGreenbelt MDAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5giftJune 18, 2013SarahGreenbelt MDAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5gave as a gift. Love this trilogy by Lewis. I read this book several years ago and then again a few years ago. It is a beautiful story.
CALaurieCAGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great book, good price, fast shipping!May 24, 2013CALaurieCAGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Only through Chapter 2 so far, but this book is a great short term literary study for us and my daughter (14) is enjoying it immensely.
Leo Dacus- Jr.4 Stars Out Of 5September 1, 2009Leo Dacus- Jr.What a trip - so descriptive and wild. CS puts his pen to the SiFi directory here in this book. Even though some may think it hard to understand what he is trying to describe you will know at the end. It is deffently christian based and you will not have a hard time figuring who's who. Take a trip with CS and endulge in his SiFi adventure.
Angela Perry5 Stars Out Of 5October 26, 2008Angela PerryClassic Lewis - might seem dated in some ways -language etc... but if you understand the historical references and theology then the combination proves why this is a timeless classic of Christian literature