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Out of the Silent Planet


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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 / C.S. Lewis's only other major work of fiction outside The Chronicles of Narnia. / Classic and thrilling science fiction writing, inspired particularly by Lewis's closest friends JRR Tolkien and Arthur C Clarke. / The release of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe film in December will inspire new fans to read more Lewis (e.g. The Silmarillion sales leapt up more than 400% after The Lord of the Rings). These new editions are carefully positioned to make full capital of that demand.

About the Author

Clive Staples Lewis, moralist and novelist, was born in 1898 in Belfast and educated at Malvern and University College, Oxford. He was appointed Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge in 1954. 'Jack' Lewis is best known for his literary criticism, religious and ethical works, science fiction, and most notably for his Narnia chronicles for children. He died in 1963.


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

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