The first book in C.S. Lewis's acclaimed Space Trilogy, which continues with Perelandra and That Hideous Strength, Out of the Silent Planet begins with the adventures of the remarkable Dr. Ransom. Here, the estimable man is abducted and taken via spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra. Once on the planet, he eludes his captors, risking his life and his chances of returning to Earth. Recommended for grade 12. 1996, Scribner Paperback Fiction. Original copyright 1938. Soft cover. 5.25 x 7.75 inches. 160 pp.