To Your Scattered Bodies Go; a Science Fiction Novel Setting & Symbolism

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Earth

Though Earth is only briefly mentioned in the first chapter of the novel, many of the characters speak of their time and actions on the planet.

The River

The river on the new world that humanity inhabits is theorized to snake across its entire surface.

Cylinders/Grails

These small metallic devices are used to produce food and supplies for the resurrected by placing them in the larger grailstones. They also produce tobacco and other drugs.

Grailstones

These large stone structures release huge amounts of energy three times a day to produce food and supplies in the grails of the people on the new planet. They are situated along both sides of the entire riverbank.

Human Skin

Burton remarks that human skin is useful for leather and making ropes in the new world.

Spears

Spears are the most common form of weapon in the new world, since they...

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