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'Adventure beyond our Earth - beautifully coloured and shaped.' The Times 'This book has real splendour, compelling moments and a flowing narrative.' New York Times
Clive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast in 1898. He was a fellow and tutor in English Literature at Magdalen College, Oxford, and later was Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, where he remained until his death in 1963. He wrote numerous books of literary criticism and on Chistianity, the best-known being ‘The Screwtape Letters’, as well as four novels for adults.
Lewis (known as Jack to his friends) and his good friend J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, were part of the Inklings, an informal writers’ club that met at a local pub to discuss story ideas. Lewis’s fascination with fairy tales, myths and ancient legends, coupled with inspiration from his childhood, led him to write the seven Chronicles of Narnia. These were his only works for children, and they have become acknowledged classics of children’s literature. The best-known of these, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, began with a picture in Lewis’s head, at the age of 16, of a faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood. It is now being made into a film by Walden Media, due for release in the latter part of 2005.See all Product Description
CS Lewis is most famous for his Narnia series and Mere Christianity, but also has a fairly well-regarded trilogy of science fiction books. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jayson Vavrek
Narnia books are better- but these are definitely thought provoking. The question is: where are we going with our "progress"?Published 13 months ago by Karen Toepp
OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET, published in 1938 on recommendation of J. R. R. Tolkien, is the first novel of what has become known as the Space Trilogy, or Cosmic Trilogy, or the... Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2012 by Mike London
This novel was absolutely wonderful. I was a bit apprehensive upon picking up this book, as Science-Fiction has never really been my genre, but CS Lewis' writing style never... Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2006 by Hester
If one is likely to read and love C.S.Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia, one cannot help but be equally satisfied, and in some ways more, with this book and the other two in the... Read morePublished on May 28 2002 by A. Miller
"Out of the Silent Planet" is a stunnigly captive and imaginative tale. C.S. Lewis, the mastermind behind many great books, really struck it in with this one. Read morePublished on May 7 2002 by Ben!
This is the great lay-theologian's foray into sci-fi, first published in 1938. I mention that date, because this book does not resemble much current "science fiction. Read morePublished on April 13 2002 by Cipriano
I tackled these books after a recommendation and reading the Narnia books. Though a little hard to understand occasionally, very insightful. I enjoyed them. Read morePublished on March 26 2002
Its an allegory with a smidgen of sci-fi ("speculative" fiction), but Out of the Silent Planet is surprisingly a deftly written and enjoyable tale. Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2002 by kankan