Out of the silent planet
Part of the The cosmic trilogy ; 1 series
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
In the first novel of C.S. Lewis' classic science fiction trilogy, Dr. Ransom, a Cambridge academic, is abducted and taken on a spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra, which he knows as Mars.
His captors are plotting to plunder the planet's treasures and plan to 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...