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Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
 with David C. Down

Explore the first book in C.S. Lewis's acclaimed Space Trilogy.  In this video, Dr. David C. Downing offers insights and responds to questions about Out of the Silent Planet.


Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis

Out of the Silent Planet

A Novel by C.S. Lewis

The first book in C. S. Lewis's acclaimed Space Trilogy. Out of the Silent Planet tells the story of Dr. Ransom who is abducted and taken by spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra, which he knows as Mars. His captors plot to plunder the planet's treasures and 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.

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David C. Downing

David C. Downing, Author, is the Co-Director of the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College in Illinois. He earned his PhD from UCLA and has written four scholarly books on C.S. Lewis: Planets in Peril (1992), The Most Reluctant Convert (2002), Into the Wardrobe (2005), and Into the Region of Awe (2005.) Downing also provided a critical introduction and over 400 explanatory notes to the new edition of C.S. Lewis's The Pilgrim's Regress, originally published in 1933 and reissued by Eerdmans in the Wade Center Annotated Edition (2014). Downing is a consulting reader on C.S. Lewis for the Publications of the Modern Languages Association (PMLA), as well as Christian Scholars Review and Religion and Literature.


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