‘Out of the Silent Planet’ is book one of C.S. Lewis’ space trilogy. I had never heard of the series before this year and am not an avid sci-fi fan but being from Lewis I decided to give them a chance. The spoilerless plot summary is that it’s about some guys and a space ship and a planet. It us actually not a very complex plot but the details and story are very unique so I’ll leave them be for anyone wanting to read the series.
At first I was expecting something very different from how the book started. I was discouraged a bit but continued on. About the time I began to get into that it made an about face and threw me again. It took a while to get into the new world Lewis created but once I did it was quite enjoyable. The names can be hard to get and there are obvious suspension of reality moments but all in all it was a great book for having being written prior to most of our common knowledge of space travel and our solar system.
I would highly recommend this to anyone that has the faintest interest in science fiction and still recommend it to anyone who is not but would like a break from the normal novels of our post-modern era.
SPOILERS & Questions for anyone who has read ‘Out of the Silent Planet” by C.S. Lewis: I was not getting into the world at all and the colors and shapes of Malacandra at first. If you have read these books I would love your interpretation of how you imagined it. Also, I never got a good picture of the Sorns in my mind. I love the concept of the sphere ship but the light/dark issues where odd to me. I also was a bit confused about the tablet/pillars with the drawings on them and what they were.