Out of the silent planet: Cosmic Trilogy, Book 1

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Space trilogy volume 1.
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Written during the dark hours immediately before and during the Second World War, C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy, of which Out of the Silent Planet is the first volume, stands alongside such works as Albert Camus's The Plague and George Orwell's 1984 as a timely parable that has become timeless, beloved by succeeding generations as much for the sheer wonder of its storytelling as for the significance of the moral concerns. For the trilogy's central figure, C. S. Lewis created perhaps the most memorable character of his career, the brilliant, clear-eyed, and fiercely brave philologist Dr. Elwin Ransom. Appropriately, Lewis modeled Dr. Ransom after his dear friend J. R. R. Tolkien, for in the scope of its imaginative achievement and the totality of its vision of not one but two imaginary worlds, the Space Trilogy is rivaled in this century only by Tolkien's trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Readers who fall in love with Lewis's fantasy series The Chronicles of Namia as children unfailingly cherish his Space Trilogy as adults; it, too, brings to life strange and magical realms in which epic battles are fought between the forces of light and those of darkness. But in the many layers of its allegory, and the sophistication and piercing brilliance of its insights into the human condition, it occupies a place among the English language's most extraordinary works for any age, and for all time. Out of the Silent Planet introduces Dr. Ransom and chronicles his abduction by a megalomaniacal physicist and his accomplice via space ship to the planet Malacandra. The two men are in need of a human sacrifice and Dr. Ransom would seem to fit the bill. Dr. Ransom escapes upon landing, though, and goes on the run, a stranger in a land that, like Jonathan Swift's Lilliput, is enchanting in its difference from Earth and instructive in its similarity.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 8d9746ca-7cf5-e76a-f28a-ff42002db2ba
Grouping Title out of the silent planet
Grouping Author lewis c s
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-07-22 23:06:13PM
Last Indexed 2019-07-22 23:35:09PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Howard, Geoffrey, 1936-
author C. S. Lewis
author2-role Howard, Geoffrey,1936-|Narrator, hoopla digital.
author_display Lewis, C. S
available_at_school Antioch High, Antioch Middle
collection_school Fiction
detailed_location_school Antioch High - Teen Fiction, Antioch Middle - Teen Fiction

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!

format_category_school Audio Books, Books, eBook
format_school Book, Large Print, eAudiobook, eBook
id 8d9746ca-7cf5-e76a-f28a-ff42002db2ba
isbn 9780062197030, 9780684833644, 9780743234900, 9780783804118, 9781481548489
item_details hoopla:MWT10027316||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10027316||Available Online||||, ils:CARL0000043537|35192043301534|Donelson - Adult Fiction|Fiction Lewis|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||DO||, ils:CARL0000043537|35192043301542|Madison - Adult Fiction|Fiction Lewis|||1|false|false|||||In Transit||MA||, ils:CARL0000043537|35192043301559|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Lewis|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||MN||, ils:CARL0000043537|35192043301567|Old Hickory - Adult Fiction|Fiction Lewis|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||OH||, ils:CARL0000043537|35192043301575|Southeast - Adult Fiction|Fiction Lewis|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||SE||, ils:CARL0000043537|35192048356491|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Lewis|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||EP||, ils:CARL0000043537|A01330706|Antioch Middle - Teen Fiction|F LEW|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||41111||, ils:CARL0000043537|B00002490|Antioch High - Teen Fiction|F LEW|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||60110||, ils:CARL0000108359|35192024523510|Richland Park - Adult Large Print|Fiction Lewis Large Type|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||RP||, overdrive:39b1831b-7fc8-4e1e-99e4-3090611ece39|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:442739a1-90f5-4be9-b2d4-f9b79028be6e|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|3|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||
itype_school , Book, Large Print Book
last_indexed 2019-07-23T04:35:09.468Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_school F LEW
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Antioch High, Antioch Middle
primary_isbn 9780684833644
publishDate 1943, 1998, 2007, 2012
record_details hoopla:MWT10027316|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc.,|2007.|1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 30 min.)) : digital., ils:CARL0000043537|Book|Books||English|Macmillan,|1943.|174 p. ; 21 cm., ils:CARL0000108359|Large Print|Books||English|G. K. Hall,|1998.|245 p. (large print) ; 25 cm., overdrive:39b1831b-7fc8-4e1e-99e4-3090611ece39|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2012|, overdrive:442739a1-90f5-4be9-b2d4-f9b79028be6e|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2007|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:442739a1-90f5-4be9-b2d4-f9b79028be6e -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000108359 35192024523510 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
overdrive:39b1831b-7fc8-4e1e-99e4-3090611ece39 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000043537 A01330706 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000043537 35192043301567 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000043537 35192043301534 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000043537 35192043301575 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000043537 35192043301559 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000043537 35192048356491 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000043537 B00002490 On Shelf On Shelf false true false false false true
ils:CARL0000043537 35192043301542 In Transit In Transit false false true false false false
series Space trilogy
series_with_volume Space trilogy|1
subject_facet College teachers -- Fiction, Good and evil -- Fiction, Interplanetary voyages -- Fiction, Large type books, Life on other planets -- Fiction, Linguists -- Fiction, Philologists -- Fiction, Random, Edwin (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Ransom, Elwin (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, English
title_display Out of the silent planet
title_full Out of the Silent Planet Cosmic Trilogy, Book 1, Out of the silent planet / C. S. Lewis, Out of the silent planet [electronic resource] / C.S. Lewis, Out of the silent planet [text (large print)] / C.C. Lewis
title_short Out of the silent planet
title_sub Cosmic Trilogy, Book 1
topic_facet College teachers, Fantasy, Fiction, Good and evil, Interplanetary voyages, Large type books, Life on other planets, Linguists, Philologists, Random, Edwin (Fictitious character), Ransom, Elwin (Fictitious character), Science Fiction, Science fiction, English