Out of the Silent Planet - Study Guide Postscript Summary & Analysis

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Postscript Summary

The postscript to the novel is presented as an excerpt from a letter by Ransom to Lewis, the narrator.

Ransom is writing after having read the narrator's account of his journey. He offers some corrections and expands on some of the descriptions in the story. He indicates he has tried to identify the handramit where he lived on maps of the surface of Mars, but cannot be certain of it.

Ransom also addresses some of the technical gaps in the story, such as how eldil can speak without having any bodies. He briefly describes two memories he cherishes which are not included in the story. One is a hross funeral, the other the memory of watching Jupiter rise over the asteroid belt. Jupiter, Ransom writes, holds some special place in the religion of Malacandra, and may play an important role in the coming events.

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