|Title:||Out of the Silent Planet|
|Author:||Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples)|
|Publisher:||Butler & Tanner Ltd.|
|Tags:||fiction, science fiction|
|Description:||Lewis's first science fiction novel. Elwin Ransom, a Cambridge academic, is on a walking holiday in rural England, when he is abducted, to the planet of Malacandra (Mars), where he and his kidnappers encounter intelligent beings, of more than one species. Interesting events ensue, for good and for ill. [Suggest a different description.]|
Author Bio for Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples)
Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. He held academic positions at both Oxford University (Magdalen College), 1925–54, and Cambridge University (Magdalene College), 1954–63. He is best known for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.
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