Ransom engages in something between a hunt and a battle with an extraterrestrial shark and ends up finally meeting the dreaded Sorns. We talk a bit about the mythology of Malacandra and non-heroic protagonists.
In these chapters Ransom gets to know the “natives” and discovers a culture that is both remarkably similar and different from anything on Earth. Conversations about life, death, religion, and pleasure ensue.
Ransom makes it to Malacandra and promptly flees. After wandering through the Malacandran landscape and fighting off fits of madness, he has his first real encounter with one of the native, sentient species, a Hross.
It’s time for our Culturezoo summer series! For the next seven episodes we’re going to do a bi-weekly book club where we read three chapters of a book and… um… talk about it. The book we’ve picked is Out of the Silent Planet, by C.S. Lewis. In this episode we cover Chapters 1-3 where we meet Ransom, along with Weston and Divine who kidnap Ransom away from our terrestrial sphere.
In preparation of our Culturezoo Summer Series where we read through Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis, I thought I’d put together a quick survey of all the different book covers I could find for this novel. There’s some interesting ones. I’ve broken them out into the following categories:
Did they actually read the book?
Thank you for your participation
Almost, not quite
There they are, the good, bad, and ugly of Out of the Silent Planet covers. If I missed any, please send them my way.
Update: Reddit user, Jay-Em pointed out that I missed this one:
I’d say this falls under the “Beginner’s Guide to Photoshop” category. And who calls it the “Cosmic Trilogy”?