Sunday, October 23, 2011

Out Of The Silent Planet Composite

Here is my composite image of my 1/72 scale scratch build Weston Spacecraft from C.S. Lewis's novel "Out Of The Silent Planet" coming in for a landing on Malacandra (Mars)

Images of the model can be seen here.

From Wikipedia"

The Space Trilogy, Cosmic Trilogy or Ransom Trilogy is a trilogy of science fiction novels by C. S. Lewis, famous for his later series The Chronicles of Narnia. A philologist named Elwin Ransom is the hero of the first two novels and an important character in the third.

The books in the trilogy are:

  • Out of the Silent Planet (1938), set mostly on Mars. In this book Elwin Ransom voyages to Mars and discovers that Earth is exiled from the rest of the solar system due to its fallen nature and is known as "the silent planet".
  • Perelandra (1943), set mostly on Venus. Also known as Voyage to Venus. Here Dr Ransom journeys to an unspoiled Venus in which the first humanoids have just emerged.
  • That Hideous Strength (1945), set on Earth. A scientific think tank called the N.I.C.E. is secretly in touch with demonic entities who plan to ravage and lay waste to planet Earth.

In 1946, the publishing house Avon (now an imprint of HarperCollins) published a version of That Hideous Strength specially abridged by C.S. Lewis entitled The Tortured Planet.


Pat Tillett said...

That is so darn professional looking. It belongs on the cover of a book.

-Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Pat - I'm thinking about selling prints of some of my composites.

William said...

You should - you have a really serious knack for making good composites.

-Warren Zoell said...

Thanks William - It took some time though. If you go back to 09 and look at some of early ones...