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  Out of the Silent Planet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He also learns that gold, known to the hrossa as "sun's blood", is plentiful on Malacandra, and thus is able to discern Devine's motivation for making the voyage thither.
The hrossa honor Ransom greatly by asking him to join them in a hunt for a hnakra (plural hnéraki), a fierce water-creature which seems to be the only dangerous predator on the planet.
The hrossa (singular hross) resemble otters except that they are somewhat taller and thinner than humans.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hrossa   (1521 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
A band of Quakers arrives to colonize a planet they name Pennterra, but is forbidden by the native Hrossa to use the heavy construction and agricultural machinery brought for the purpose.
Quakers being Quakers, they respect and accept these restrictions; but a second colony ship shrugs off the natives' demands and warnings and establish their own settlement with the help of all the heavy hardware they've got.
The central character, 12-year-old Danny Quinlan, is a Quaker boy raised on very familiar terms with the Hrossa, who then goes to live in the other settlement for a time; the three-way tensions on Pennterra thus coalesce in him as the situation builds toward crisis.
www.sff.net /bfob/files/Moffett,_Judith.txt   (483 words)

 Hnakra Wars!
Any counters the hrossa players have may be moved in any direction up to their movement allowance, which is printed on their counters.
After all, the image of a herd of hrossa thundering across the plain in suits of armor, blasting hell out of everything they meet with Thompson submachine guns, is a hard one to get out of your head.
Unarmored hrossa, if you are using the optional unarmored hrossa rule, have an Armor Value of -3; that is, 3 is added to the Attack Value, rather than subtracted from it, to represent what a bunch of fragile wimps hrossa are when they're unprotected.
pweb.netcom.com /~rogermw/Hnakra.html   (3256 words)

 Rambling with Words
In the time he spends with the hrossa he realizes they actually live like humans say they want to without uncontrolled desires, yet a love of each other, they children.
Still not sure who is the dominant race, and he knows of two distinct species, the hrossa and the sorns.
The hrossa are the ones who do the poetry and music.
rachela.tripod.com /rambles/index.blog?from=20031012   (5055 words)

 [No title]
The poetry of the hrossa, the learning of the sorns, and the craftwork of the pfifltriggi are equal in worth and merit, as are the three races themselves.
This example of adopting the hrossa’s language because it is better is a superb example of the hierarchy of function.
The hrossa language is adopted because it is the best and it ought to be adopted.
www.sewanee.edu /education/webfolios/2003/zshaffer03/School/word_docs/lewiscomm.doc   (5108 words)

 MERELEWIS archives -- March 2001, week 1 (#135)
There is an incident, for example, when Gulliver removes his hat and the Houyhnhns are surprised, thinking it a part of his anatomy--just like the hross Ransom first encounters is surprised when he removes his cap with ear flaps.
The hrossa, like the houyhnhnms, are kind, gentle, incapable of lying, etc. And, of course, the humans are very much like Yahoos--the vile, savage humans who inhabit the Houyhnhnms land and are there domestic animals.
Ransom tries to convince the hrossa that he is a hnau--a rational being made in God's image--just as Gulliver fights to prove he is not a Yahoo.
listserv.aol.com /cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0103a&L=merelewis&F=P&S=&P=13785   (308 words)

 Review Penterra: An Isaac Asimov Recommendation - Computer Toaster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The book moves quickly along the lives of George Quinlan, his son Danny, the Hrossa who are allowing the Quakers to set up their colony " Swarthmore" and the new group on the planet " The Sixers".
A group of Quakers reach a distant planet, encounter the sentient hrossa, and work out a way to live in peace with these beings.
The hrossa are a sexy lot, and their effect on humans is fun to observe.
computertoaster.com /reviews/asinsearch_0450484912   (250 words)

 This is Life!: Revolutions Around the Cruciform Axis: Out of the Silent Planet, Chs. 7-11
We learn of a being called Oyarsa, whom, it appears, is responsible for all that is. We learn about the eldil--shades of the zodiacal ruminations from last week's chapters!--and that, it appears, the only way the hrossa can cognitively understand evil and sin is to describe an evil person as bent.
It is the "unseen" (to Ransom) eldil that the hrossa children ("pups") see that struck my imagination today.
Yesterday, at the Divine Liturgy, we recited the words of the creed, "I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all that is visible and invisible." Fr Patrick pointed out for us that "invisibile" is better understood as "unseen," not necessarily as not being able to be seen.
www.chattablogs.com /aionioszoe/archives/013524.html   (503 words)

 [No title]
The Hrossa are an intelligent, beaver-like race of warriors who lack all the trapping of industrialization but who possess the Homeric virtues of honor and courage.
But as he lives and hunts with the Hrossa and learns their language and their poetry, he comes to see that they possess a deep-seated nobility that surpasses that of his “advanced” European civilization.
What Ransom comes to see in the culture of the Hrossa in particular (and Malacandra in general) is precisely a kind of beauty that our modern world has lost: a beauty that rests on virtue, balance, and hierarchy.
fc.hbu.edu /%7Elmarkos/beauty   (14802 words)

 CBU - Honors Journal - Out of the Silent Planet: A Journey to the Medieval Past - Randy Hude
The hrossa handle poetry and song, the pfifltriggi making and building, and the seroni are the thinkers or 'scientists.' Each type of creature has an appreciation of the others' skills and abilities, but no hierarchy between them, just a functioning trinity of tasks.
His preconceived view is expressed clearly when he attempts to get at which hnau actually rule Malacandra; he is thwarted since the hrossa cannot understand his rationale (OSP 69-70).
As he goes along he sees that hierarchy can be good, and that the chief problem upon our planet is, in the words of the sorn Augray, "every one of them wants to be a little Oyarsa himself" (Ibid.
www.cbu.edu /Academics/honors/hj2k1_medieval.htm   (2432 words)

 WSP_LITERATURE_FILE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
All was solitude; but as he gazed upon it he seemed to hear, against the background of morning silence, a faint, continued agitation of silvery sound - hardly a sound at all, if you attended to it, and yet impossible to ignore.
Such a roar of sounds as human ears had never heard before - baying of hrossa, piping of pfifltriggi, booming of soans - burst out and rent the silence of that august peace, waking echoes from the distant mountains.
And mixed with the singing - great hollow-like music, from enormous throats, deeper than Chaliapin, a warm, dark noise.
www.sfu.ca /sonic-studio/srs/Lit354.html   (100 words)

 camillus's Xanga Site
Anyway: the sorns are the guardians/mind, the hrossa are the auxilliaries/spirit, and the pfifiltriggi (yes, I think I mispelled it) are laborers/appetite.
Pfifiltriggi will mount no rebellion against the sorns and hrossa, as Plato would have depicted.
Instead, they will acknowledge the rightful leadership of the sorns in matters intellectual, of the hrossa in matters poetical, and their own in matters mechanical.
www.xanga.com /camillus   (1209 words)

 Adherents.com - Religious Groups in Literature
They had easily put across to the thunderstruck Quakers, who before this had observed not one hint of their existence, a demand that the building cease--that all activity cease, until a medium of communicating between the two peoples could be worked out.
Heeding the empathic warnings of the native hrossa, they have settled in a single valley, sharply limited their population, and continued to use no heavy machinery in their building and farming.
In the quest to learn more about the culture of the hrossa and the ecology of Pennterra, the Quaker boy Danny becomes torn between the mystical bond he feels for the hrossa and his attraction to the high-tech way of life the Sixers offer in their separate settlement.
www.adherents.com /lit/Na/Na_382.html   (5898 words)

 C. S. Lewis, "Out of the Silent Planet"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
"An examination of Lewis's hrossa in light of Swift's Houyhnhnms demonstrates both an unacknowledged debt and perhaps something of Lewis's own position in the debate over Houyhnhnm society....
[Ransom] noticed that it spoke differently from the hrossa, without any suggestion of their persistent initial H....
The hrossa should not have sent you this way.'...
carbon.cudenver.edu /~rpekarek/gblewisplanet.html   (1480 words)

 Out of the Silent Planet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
He spends the time using his philologist skills to learn the language of the hrossa and then finding out about their culture.
After being enriched in their culture he is asked to participate in an hñeraki hunt.
While the two are talking, Devine and Weston are brought in guarded by some hrossa because they have killed three hrossas.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/O/Out-of-the-Silent-Planet.htm   (1493 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
A reader unfamiliar with the context of much of Lewis’s writing might not realize the religious undertones until nearly half way through the story, when Ransom deliberates in his mind whether he should attempt to evangelize to the supposedly religiously ignorant Hrossa.
He soon discovers, however, that the Hrossa have a strong and complex religious understanding that does not necessarily conflict with his own.
In fact, Hnohra even tries to instruct Ransom, feeling that he has little sense of theology.
fs6.depauw.edu /~aevans/HONR102/WebPages/Spring2005/Andy/Sil%20Analysis.htm   (392 words)

 Out of the Snide Planet?
However, I was wondering if this passage was an intentional ribbing on Lewis' part at Tolkien's writings or his characters.
When ranson meets up with the sorn after a long journey across the harandra, the sorn says to him: "The hrossa should not have sent you this way.
They do not seem to know from looking at an animal what sort of lungs it has and what it can do.
www.talkaboutabook.com /group/rec.arts.books.tolkien/messages/220523.html   (328 words)

 The Inklings Webring
Lewis wrote several works of pop theology, and a series of books for children about a magical land called Narnia, ruled by a lion called Aslan.
The first of these deals with a mad scientist and a wicked financier who kidnap a philologist called Ransom and take him to Mars (Malacandra), where they meet three species of hnau (intelligent rational beings) called hrossa, sorns and pfifltriggi.
Hrossa (hross) were poets, sorns (sorn) were scientists and pfifltriggi (pfifltrigg) were technicians.
www.geocities.com /Athens/7734/inkring.htm   (586 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - CS Lewis
On the way, Ransom discovers that there are intelligent Martians, the Sorns, and that he is to be given to them to be used in a sacrifice to their gods.
When the ship lands, Ransom escapes, and is befriended by another species, the peace-loving Hrossa.
In the process, he learns much about the nature of Good and Evil, and also about the war between them on Earth, which is known to the Martians as the Silent Planet.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A773769   (2509 words)

 Hellride Music
Trent and Southern Gun Culture had already been playing in bands for 3 years when the guitarist at the time in our previous project, Hrossa, decided he wanted to do something else.
Danny listed bands in his add like Black Sabbath and Clutch and that was exactly what we were looking for.
Hrossa had a more nu-metal sound than anything else and Trent and Southern Gun Culture wanted badly to do something with more groove and be heavier.
www.hellridemusic.com /bands/s/southerngunculture_interview.shtml   (899 words)

 SGC - Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Although formed in September of 2000, drummer Trent Parker and bassist Amber Dickerson had already been playing in numerous bands in the Austin area for three years.
In such prog metal groups as Famous Christians and Hrossa they formed a tight-knit rhythm section but longed to pursue a more straight forward, southern rock-influenced groove.
Trent cut his musical teeth on Black Sabbath and Fu Manchu, packing his drums and leaving his native Lubbock for the Austin scene.
www.southerngunculture.com /bio.htm   (336 words)

 Fantasy & Science Fiction - October 1987 - Books to Look For
The first humans to land on Pennterra are a group of Quaker scientists; they quickly learn, to their dismay, that Pennterra is inhabited by the Hrossa, sentient creatures who have clear ideas about where and how humans must live -- if they are to live at all.
Being Quakers, committed to peace and harmony, the first humans accept the severe restrictions, and even learn to get along with the empathic Hrossa -- until the coming of the second colony ship, whose people have no intention of accepting any limitations.
I would be disingenuous if I did not notice some obvious similarities between Pennterra and the most recent novel to win the Nebula award.
www.hatrack.com /osc/reviews/f&sf/87-10.html   (1158 words)

 Fuera del planeta silencioso   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Él encuentra eventual que el planeta es casero a tres razas inteligentes (el Hrossa, el Séroni, y el Pfifltriggi) junto con una clase misteriosa de los seres casi-invisibles que no se parecen ser restringidos a ningún un planeta (el Eldila).
Ransom, un philologist, puede aprender la lengua de sus anfitriones, el Hrossa.
El hrossa (hross singulares) se asemeja a nutrias excepto que son algo más altas y deluente que seres humanos.
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/fu/Fuera%20del%20planeta%20silencioso.htm   (607 words)

 The Crusty Curmudgeon: Might as well be on Mars
He spends some time living with the Martians and discovers that not only do they wish him no harm, but in spite of their technological primitiveness, they are humanity's philosophical and moral superiors.
Mars - or as it is called locally, Malacandra - has three indigenous, intelligent species: the tall, aloof, but wise sorn; the seal-like hrossa, hunter-gatherers whose major contribution to Malacandrian society is their poetry; and the diminutive pfifltriggi, who build things.
Mars is ruled by Oyarsa, the chief of the spiritual beings called eldila.
mcclare.blogspot.com /2004/10/might-as-well-be-on-mars.html   (1251 words)

 Chaos Node online journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Don't ask how I learned of that, I can't remember, probably back when I searched the Net for all things related to the Generic Universal Role Playing System.
I am beginning to sympathize with the hrossa, the otter-like sentient furries of Malacandra.
One of the things I most vividly remember from reading Out of the Silent Planet a couple decades ago (as a teen, I believe) was these critters and their conviction that reproduction was only a passing phase in life.
chaosnode.net /feb04/di040223.html   (547 words)

 Literary Encyclopedia: Out of the Silent Planet
After arriving on Malacandra, he escapes from his captors and spends several months living with some of the inhabitants of the planet.
The appearance of the tall otter-like hrossa is utterly foreign to Ransom, but he learns that they are rational, gentle, charitable creatures, the poets and musicians of the planet.
They live in perfect peace and cooperativeness with two other rational species, the sorns (the scientists and philosophers of the planet) and the pfifltriggi (the craftsmen and artists).
www.litencyc.com /php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=12301   (1501 words)

 Just Communication   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
He had wandered the wilderness and was eventually picked up by the hrossa, one of the rational species of Mars.
That was really all Esmeralda knew, and she did not care to inquire further.
She had stumbled upon him by chance, just as he was leaving the hrossa.
notarealfangirl.tripod.com /theonewardrobe/id24.html   (1690 words)

Ransom felt a tingling of his blood and a pricking on his fingers as if lightning were near him; and his heart and body seemed to him to be made of water.
Oyarsa spoke - a more unhuman voice than Ransom had yet heard, sweet and seemingly remote; an unshaken voice; a voice, as one of the hrossa afterwards said to Ransom, 'with no blood in it.
But you hid among the hrossa, and though they told you to come to me, you would not.
www.brettedwards.com /frame3.html   (2576 words)

 SF Citations for OED
We had eldila of our own, he said, Tellurian eldils, but they were of a different kind and mostly hostile to Man.
I did not doubt the existence of the things he had met in Mars—the Pfifltriggi, the Hrossa, and the Sorns—nor of these interplanetary eldila.
I did not even doubt the reality of that mysterious being whom the eldil call Maleldil and to whom they appear to give a total obedience such as no Tellurian dictator can command.
www.jessesword.com /sf/view/121   (457 words)

 TRILOGIA DE RANSOM - C. S. Lewis - Opinion.Leido
De esta forma iniciará una aventura por Malacandra en el curso de la cual conocerá la cultura de los hrossa, unos seres anfibios que se dedican a la pesca y la poesía.
Pronto se entera de que sorns y hrossa adoran a una deidad llamada Maleldil, que no es en absoluto abstracta, sinó; que se encuentra en algún lugar del cielo.
Ransom llega a hablar con el oyarsa de Malacandra, después de pasar por una intensa fase de aculturación entre los hrossa (durante la que descubre que se encuentra en Marte).
www.ciencia-ficcion.com /opinion/op00339.htm   (1004 words)

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