Chapter 1 - Dr. Ransom, a philologist, is wandering avenues, buying spot to stay whenever a woman considers him, and telephone calls to him - mistaking him on her behalf son, Harry. After a conversation, and in half pity for the girl, half desire to find a location to stay, Ransom goes to get Harry from his workplace, a plantation called "The Rise". After sneaking in to the back yard, Ransom locates two men holding the son in the Professor's house - he phone calls out and they deal with him. The men are Mr. Devine, who was a school mate of Ransom, and Professor Weston, and physicist. The men state to be putting Harry in the washhouse because he's become hysterical, Harry promises that they are forcing him into Weston's laboratory. Because of Ransom's marriage to Devine, the plans are created for Ransom to have a rest, then to take Harry home, and lastly return to the home to sleep. Devine seems extremely acknowledging, Weston is not happy about Ransom, and Ransom is very suspicious and uneasy about all of it - but is too worn out to care.
Chapter 2 - Devine brings out a container of champagne, and quizzes Ransom about his life. Ransom was at the army, and now has only a married sister in India. No-one has learned or cares where he's. Devine eventually commences to fill the spectacles, his own first, and realizes he's out of champagne. He asks if Ransom would like normal water, and Ransom allows. Minutes later, Devine returns. Ransom refreshments it, and minutes later fades into unconsciousness. He has a dream of both men and himself climbing a wall membrane to a dark side with queer beings. He wakes up, still foggy, and hears the two chatting of using him as an experimental subject matter, or not using the son - Harry. Devine leaves, and Ransom throws himself at Weston's toes, knocking him over. Ransom runs, and opens the front door, but is hit in the top, and dragged again inside.
Chapter 3 - Ransom wakes up in a foundation, with a skylight above him. He feels the moon is light his room from it. He looks at the walls, and believes they go outwards, making the area larger, but he then also believe all of them are perpendicular. He realizes the wall surfaces are metal, that there is a mechanised vibration, and that we now have small unusual things hitting the area from above - as a result of this, Ransom decides he's in an airship. He realizes the moon is much too big, and becomes panicked. Just then, a naked Weston enters. Ransom, more concerned with where he's, sobbing, asks Weston what it is, it can not be the moon. Weston says it is the Earth.
Chapter 4 - Ransom is horrified, and needs answers of Weston. He asks how the ship works, and why he was kidnapped. Weston says he'll not say how it works, because Ransom wouldn't understand, and even if he have he wouldn't find out. All Weston will say is that it's powered by solar rays. Weston says they are going to Malacandra, a planet it our solar system. Malacandra is its real name, not the main one we called it. Weston does know this as he cases to have connection with its inhabitants, he claims to have been to this globe before. As far as kidnapping, and Ransom's purpose, Weston has no idea - he says he is following requests. When Ransom asks who's, Weston changes at the mercy of breakfast. Once outside his room, Ransom whitening strips naked and sets on a weighted harness. He then has breakfast with Weston, and Weston explains to him there is not enough air on the dispatch for Ransom to ask so many questions. Weston then exits through an unidentified door.
Chapter 5 - Ransom assumes the work of steward and make on the dispatch, doing what he can. He explores the ship as far as he is allowed, but is never allowed into what he assumes is the control room - Devine and Weston take shifts within. Ransom commences to feel happy, invigorated. Weston talks about it as getting light that never reach Globe, but Ransom suspects it's because the nightmare he thought space to be, it isn't. About fourteen days into the voyage, Ransom returns to complete some preparations in the galley later part of the during the night, and hears the two men speaking about him as a human sacrifice. Ransom makes a decision suicide would be much better than this, gets a blade, and brings it back again to his foundation.
Chapter 6 - Ransom feels invigorated once again by the adventure, and the threat of death. He is sure he could face it if the time came. The dispatch starts to get taken in by Malacandra's gravity, and the wall space become floors as the center of gravity on the dispatch shifts. Ransom, with Devine and Weston, steps things to make up because of this. The ship is beginning to land, and the light dims. Ransom hates this, discovering this destination as a negative. He feels of how he thought planets were the centers of life, little "earths", and he now believes they subtract from space, not increase it.
Chapter 7 - The ship lands and the three men get off the ship, and go to the hut Devine and Weston built on the previous journey, which Ransom thought was built by the aliens. Ransom realizes the ship and hut are on a peninsula of types in a lake. After meal, Ransom and the men see six elongated creatures, two or three times the height of men. In chapter 8, Ransoms decides these are sorns. Devine and Weston try to push Ransom into the drinking water with them, deciding the animals wanted them to go across. Out of the blue, Weston fires his revolver at something, a black torpedo creature approaching toward the men. Weston produces Ransom as he flame, and Ransom runs. He perceives Devine groan, jaws snapping, and Devine collapsing into the water. He hears Weston's pistol flame again and again as Ransom operates away into a forest of unidentified vegetation.
Chapter 8 - Ransom walks through the forest, fatigued and full. He consumes the scenery - peculiar vegetation, small red creatures, and warm water streams lighter in color than the lake. He realizes this inflatable water is warm and fizzy. Next to the warm, heating water, Ransom lays down - guaranteeing only a brief rest, as he concerns the black animals may maintain this particular. He comes asleep.
Chapter 9 - Ransom wakes up confident he will meet Ransom, convincing himself he is Ransom, and then communicating himself from it. He contemplates if he's mad, and maybe he is in an asylum on the planet and is imagining the whole lot. Ransom then perceives a herd of giraffe like animals - they are really taller and skinnier - that eat the leafs on the "trees". It calms him, until he sees close behind a sorn. He operates in fright, and eventually ends up by more normal water. A black colored, seal like creature emerges from this particular. It is protected in a dark-colored hairy layer, and is around seven feet extra tall and very slim. It begins to speak an unknown vocabulary to itself, and Ransom gets its attention. They stare at one another in fright for an instant, before seal thing starts to leave. In British, he phone calls it again and it comes. Through gestures, they converse, and he learns it is a hross, and it speaks its own hross terminology, which it endeavors to teach him. With gestures, the hross provides him drink and food.
Chapter 10 - Ransom moves with the hross all day long on the boat, on choppy waters that cause him to vomit. He realizes that handramit is lowland, handra is land, and harandra is highland. He also realizes that the earth itself is not the same, valleys are not shaped by mountains, but by breaks or separations in this world itself. Ransom is used by the hross to a open fire, where there a wide range of hrossa, and baby hrossa as well. Ransom is content, and comes asleep.
Chapter 11 - Hyoi is the hross Ransom first fulfilled. Ransom has put in weeks with the hross, and he perceives them as "old rock age" creatures. They may have bare requirements, and nothing else. Clumsy, improvised pots and tools. Besides this, all they have is a poetry/music skill, which each band of 4 hrossa methods. Eventually, Ransom involves form habits, begin to understand the language, and become part of the group. He comes to determine they understand astronomy, as he discovers terms from the elder hross, Hnohra. Hnohra points out Thulcandra (silent planet). As to the reasons it is silent, "only the seroni know".
When Ransom tells of Weston and Devine, the hrossa consent he should see the ruler of Malacandra - Oyarsa. Ransom also discovers that the hrossa have a faith, where Maledil the Young had created everything, and resides with the Old One. Ransom discovers of the other wise races of Malacandra - The seroni, who resided in highlands in caves, were the smart ones, informed in astronomy, history, and overall science - but helpless in practicality. The pfifltriggi resided in a broad, open space. They mined gold and made things of computer, and were frog - looking. When he asks which contest rules, they say they are identical, only Oyarsa guidelines. Ransom says them of globe, and they write poems. When he explains to them of the small dark creature, they agree it is a hnakra. The hross hunt these, but have not seen one for a long time. They all put together to hunt it, as Hyoi will with Ransom, they prepare the boat. Along the way, Ransom asks a hross who is speaking with himself why he is doing that, he tells Ransom he is talking to an eldil. Ransom doesn't see anything, a impact to the hross.
Chapter 12 - Hyoi points out that the hross are monogamous, only mating and in love for 1-2 years of their life, they treasure memories over occasions. A good recollection brews into poetry, and makes life more special. Hyoi explains the pride, honor in killing or being wiped out with a hnakra. He says they are simply our opponent, but also our beloved. They appears to respect and admire them, but also take pride in hunting them. Ransom asks Hyoi about your day they met, who was simply Hyoi talking to? Hyoi says it was an eldil, a messenger of Oyarsa. He explains them as attempting to be observed or not, light passes through them. Hyoi is surprised there are none of them on earth, and doesn't know if Ransom can easily see them at all.
Chapter 13 - All the hross commence the hunt, and a eldil seems to Hyoi. Ransom can hear, but not view it. It says that Ransom must go see Oyarsa, as two men are hunting him, and he is in danger. Despite Ransom's protests, Hyoi turns the boat of himself, Ransom, and another hross, Whin, back again to shoreline. Just then, a hnakra attacks the boat, and the three remove it. Elated, Hyoi says it is all he has ever wanted, and Ransom feels he has proven himself. A go breaks the joy, and Hyoi has been shot by an English rifle. Ransom says the humans are evil, he makes an attempt to apologize. Hyoi message or calls him a hnakra-slayer, a show of respect, forgiveness enough. Whin convinces Ransom that he must go immediately to Oyarsa, or bad things will continue steadily to happen. Out of guilt, he complies.
Chapter 14 - Ransom needs to give himself over to the men, but battles the urge. He amazing things where he was advised, so that he starts to move up to higher ground, where the sorn live, the altitude takes its toll on Ransom. He cannot think straight, and is looking for Augray's tower, as he was told. He stumbles after a light source, which he employs into a cave, in which a fire burns. A sorn is in the cave.
Chapter 15 - The sorn, Ransom realizes, is Augray. Augray invites Ransom in, and feeds him vegetation and "mozzarella cheese". This originates from yellowish grazing herd pets. Ransom realizes that the giraffe creatures were these, and the sorn he found chasing was just a shepherd, not a menace to Ransom. Still dubious about the cultural composition, Ransom asks if the sorn guideline over the other communities. Augray says only Oyarsa guidelines, and they are all equal, just as the hrossa said. Ransom asks more about Oyarsa, and Augray talks about that Oyarsa is just about everywhere at once, using light as an example. We do not see light, we start to see the things slower than it that are lit by it. Ransom says that there surely is not Oyarsa in his world, and Augray says this is yet more proof Ransom is of Thulcandra, the silent entire world. Augray shows him Thulcandra, and Ransom says it is Globe. He feels bleak and frustrated.
Chapter 16 - Ransom seems relieved that he has attained a sorn, and they're not bad. The sorn is having Ransom to Meldilom on his shoulders, and counter take action the thin air, Augray offers Ransom an oxygen tank, the sorn considered and the pfifltriggi made. Augray says him all about extinct species that used to stay in the harandra. Augray can stop for the night time at a mature sorn's house, that has students in it. They ask Ransom all about Globe - geography, record, dialects, politics, arts, etc. When he tells them of battle, slavery, and prostitution, they conclude that it's because Earth does not have any Oyarsa.
Chapter 17 - Augray brings Ransom to the border of the lake adjoining Meldilorn. A hross mans the ferry, and will not bring Augray across because he has not been called by Oyarsa. As repayment, Ransom offers his watch to Augray. Augray declines the surprise, telling Ransom to give it to the pfifltriggi instead. Ransom is advised by the ferrying hross that all three races Malacandra delivered assistants to Meldilorn, and the hross run the ferry, as they are vessel experts. The hross tells him the are eldila all around the island, and once he gets to the island, Ransom considers little flashes around him, confirming this. After a snack, a nap, plus some watching of the sorns, Ransom discovers rock etchings of what he determines is the solar system. As he analyzed it, all the planets experienced a flame like shape above them, except Globe. Earth's flame depiction had been removed, chiseled out. He also discovers that Malacandra is Mars. He hears a tapping, a discovers a pfifltriggi making a complete body portrait of him in stone. He discovers that all race has its own language, nevertheless they all use the hross terminology as common tongue. The pfifltriggi, known as Kanakaberaka, also speaks of platinum - sun's blood - and the way that females guideline in that contest.
Chapter 18 - Ransom spends the night in a guest house with all three races, he is aware of words but doesn't see the humor in any of the jokes. Another morning, he's woken up by an eldil summoning him to Oyarsa. He visited the summit of the island, where he and everything animals, including all the eldila, stood still and silent for a long time. Later, Oyarsa arrived to meet him. Ransom is clearly nervous, and Oyarsa asks him why. He replies that it's because of Oyarsa, and Oyarsa says that Ransom was reluctant of him before he surely got to Malacandra. Oyarsa says that he sent for a individual to be taken to Malacandra. He also says that Globe used with an Oyarsa, but he became bent, before life, and almost ruined Malacandra. There was a warfare, and Oyarsa of Earth was banished to Globe, where he remains today. Oyarsa is advised that Earth is still very flex. Oyarsa instructs of the way the men arrived 4 human years ago, taking sun's bloodstream (yellow metal) without learning the vocabulary, stating no to finding Oyarsa, in support of taking silver. Oyarsa told them, like cubs, that if they didn't bring a real human, they might not be permitted to take any more gold. In the same way Ransom is starting to tell Oyarsa all about Globe, a procession of hrossa transporting something.
Chapter 19 - The hrossa carry 3 lifeless hross, and also have the two men captive. Hyoi's brother explains that two were killed while recording the men, but Hyoi was killed with a coward's weapon. Osyarsa asks why they have got killed the hrossa. Weston feels this is a trick, ventriquism. He is convinced it is coming from a sleeping elder hross. He addresses, yells at the hross. He threatens the masses with "Pouf! Bang!" but they hardly understand. Finally, he pulls out a necklace and shows them it like they're incredibly stupid. They commence laughing, which Weston flaws for stupidity. Oyarsa asks Ransom if the men are psychologically hurt, and he says that they don't really imagine Oyarsa is real. Ransom warns the men that they better give consideration, as Oyarsa is real. The sleeping elder leaves, and Weston stands dumbfounded when Oyarsa talks. Oyarsa acquired some hrossa take him to dunk his brain in cool water. Oyarsa and the others have a "funeral" for the useless hrossa. They sing an honor tune. A pfifltriggi touches each of the body with a wine glass/crystal object, plus they disappear super fast of light with blowing wind. Just then, Weston returns.
Chapter 20 - Oyarsa yells at Weston, for disrespecting him and his hnaus the first visit, for getting rid of his hnaus, as well as for kidnapping Ransom. Oyarsa doesn't want to kill Weston because he is not just one of his hnaus. Oyarsa offers Weston the opportunity to speak, and he says that he is prepared to expire. Devine stacks up and tries to state that Weston is merely ridiculous, but Oyarsa silences this. Weston remains, with Ransom translating, that even if he is wiped out, the humans are so smart, strong, and advanced that they can take over the earth eventually. Oyarsa knows his nobility in regards to his contest being the best. But he says that "The Lord of the Silent Entire world" has made him bent, and made him feel that his is the one competition that deserves to reside in. Weston says maybe that is true, but at least he's a lord of action, not merely words. Oyarsa says that the men will not be killed, but that they must leave the very next day, (Oyarsa provides 3 months of food, drink, and oxygen for the kids, after 90 days it'll self destruct) and until then Ransom will remain to speak of Globe. The men are led away, and Ransom stays on.
Chapter 21 - Ransom continues, and foretells Oyarsa about Earth. Oyarsa thanks a lot Ransom, and says him to view the risks of the bent ones, with the help of Maledil. Oyarsa also offers all the weapons removed from the dispatch, except one for Ransom. Oyarsa also delivers an eldil to watch over Ransom. The three make their way through crowds the next morning, and take off. Ransom starts to take notes for a dictionary on the Malacandian dialect. To make it in 90 days, Weston plots a course that is dangerous, taking them insanely close to the sun. Each of them become extremely dehydrated, but endure. However, when they become extremely near to a clean landing, the moon will intersect them. They have no choice but to go around, and they will never make it with time. Accepting loss of life, Ransom retreats to his chamber and falls asleep. He wakes up to the sound of rain. Others have abandoned dispatch, but Ransom discovers his way out at night. He strolls for thirty minutes before he recognizes a bright light behind him, the dispatch has self destructed. He strolls to an area bar and requests "a pint of bitter (ale)".
Chapter 22 - The narrator talks directly to us, stating that he received the story from a professor he recognized, who's name is not Ransom. The story arrived up when our narrator contacted Ransom regarding an mysterious Latin phrase - "Oyarses". Ransom asked the narrator to his house and informed him the story. The narrator and Ransom are worried about "'Weston', or the causes behind Weston". The bad must be stopped, but the world wouldn't listen closely, they'd laugh, if this was presented as simple fact. Ransom developed the idea to write it as fiction, so people would be more accepting, and it would be more widely spread. The narrator can be involved, however, that nobody will ever take it as certainty. Ransom says the the very few who go beyond fiction, who are ready to struggle, will easily find them, and find Weston, and exactly how to avoid the evil.