He had not known how much it affected him till now — now that the very name 'Space' seemed a blasphemous libel for this empyrean ocean of radiance in which they swam. A common theme in his works is based on his support for the Christian world of religion and teaching.
The 'fictional hypothesis' is related to the author's worldview more directly than in Tolkien.
One of Oyarsa's questions concerns what has happened on Earth 'since the day when the Bent One sank out of heaven into the air of your world', and 'what Maleldil has done in Thulcandra'; Ransom begins a reply based on the — presumably theological — 'traditions' of Earth.
While the two are talking, Devine and Weston are brought in guarded by hrossa, because they have killed three of that race.
His universe was peopled with horrors such as ancient and medieval mythology could hardly rival. His mind, like so many minds of his generation, was richly furnished with bogies.
Hyoi, Ransom's hross friend, tells him, 'I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the lakes. A "NOTE" precedes the text of the story: "Certain slighting references to earlier stories of this type which will be found in the following pages have been put there for purely dramatic purposes.
The whole thing corresponded roughly to his idea of a submarine forest: the plants, at once so large and so frail, seemed to need water to support them, and he wondered that they could hang in the air.