While on a walking tour, Ransom is looking for a warm meal and a bed for the night. Instead, he is drugged by his hosts and wakes on a spaceship leaving earth with his captors. They are traveling to a planet named Malacandra and he will be handed over to the Sorn. Ransom vows to escape the Sorns as they descend onto an alien world.
Series format: Episodical
While the three books occur sequentially, each book can be read independently.
Out of the Silent Planet: Ransom is kidnapped and taken to Malacandra (Mars).
Perelandra: God is creating life on Perelandra (Venus). Ransom is sent on a mission to keep Perelandra’s Eve from disobeying God’s command.
That Hideous Strength: Newlyweds Jane and Mark find themselves caught up in the schemes of an evil company.
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But description can be a powerful tool to reveal more about your character.
I used to write my stories out-of-order. I am a planner and had an outline of my book, so when I sat down, I’d write whatever scene I felt like that day, anything from the opening to the climax.
Now, I avoid writing out-of-order and here’s why:
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