Science Fiction History: 1938 C.S. Lewis Out of the Silent Planet
About the 193 sci-fi novel Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis, first in his space trilogy.
--1938. Out of the Silent Planet, by the great British scholar C. S. Lewis, began a trilogy of what might be called Christian science fiction books. The "silent planet" was our own earth (silent because it had fallen from Divine Grace and no longer spoke with the Voice of God), but the planet visited was Mars: a Mars that may have lacked canals but did have water, vegetation, intelligent life, and lots of stimuli for philosophical-theological speculation. The other volumes of the trilogy were:
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