Signed by C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis. Out of the Silent Planet. London: The Bodley Head, 1951.
Fifth impression. Signed by C. S. Lewis on the title page. Octavo. 182 pages.
Light blue cloth over boards. Dark blue lettering to spine. Edges dusty. Small spot to front board. Mild soiling and chipping to dust jacket. Inked name to front pastedown. Very good.
The first installment in Lewis' Ransom Trilogy, with this novel set on the planet Mars. Out of the Silent Planet, Lewis' second published novel, supposedly came out of a conversation he had with J. R. R. Tolkien regarding the lack of certain Christian and spiritual themes in science fiction works. They decided to try their hand. "Each took the bargain seriously. Tolkien wrote the first part of a story called 'The Lost Road,' and [Lewis] wrote Out of the Silent Planet." (Sayer.)
Currey, 310. Sayer, Jack: a Life of C. S. Lewis, 254.
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