With all the vivid imagination of his Narnia Chronicles, C. S. Lewis weaves three connected tales of other worlds and alien beings. In the first, Dr Ransom, a Cambridge academic, is taken by force to another planet in sacrifice to its inhabitants. He discovers that the Earth is the only ÔÇÿsilent planet' and its tragic history is famous throughout the cosmos...In the second, Dr Ransom struggles to save Perelandra, an Eden-like world, from the destructive plans of a colleague. In the third, evil forces are running amok on Earth via the establishment, particularly NICE (National Institute for Co-ordinated Experiments), and Dr Ransom has to find a way to dismantle the unseen alien takeover. Absorbing reading by a master of the storytellers' art.