Mark Studdock is the Patient from The Screwtape Letters
- Nice try, but the Patient is a bachelor who lives with his mother and Studdock is married. Also, Screwtape takes place during the Second World War and That Hideous Strength takes place after the end of the War.
- That doesn't present an inconsistency:Patient Studdock got married and moved out after the war.
- Uh, the Screwtape Letters ends with the patient dying, apparently from a bomb blast.
The Tramp whom Merlin encounters is Radagast
Out of the Silent Planet comes from a different continuity than the other two booksOut of the Silent Planet contains a "this is real, but all the names have been changed" disclaimer at the end. In Perelandra, Ransom's name truly being Ransom is a plot point.
- Well, Ransom is not an uncommon name. The "Arthur" part could have been made up, as well as parts of his background and the area where he lived, while his surname is still Ransom.
- That Hideous Strength has a scene where two N.I.C.E. members are discussing why they can't get a decent philologist to translate their questions for Fake!Merlin- Ransom is brought up by last name only (which might have been enough for Post-war England involving people that, at best, might have a professional relationship only). Maybe 'Ransom' decided, after the events of the first book, decided to officially change his name, and it (coincidentally) lead into the plot of the second book?
That Hideous Strength was started before the events in it were finishedThus, talk of a certain college in the present tense.
That Hideous Strength was written long after the events of the book.Possibly After the End, depending on whether it was truly too late for Jane to fulfill a certain prophecy.
Jane continued to have clairvoyant visions after the events of the book.And she passed them on to C. S. Lewis. (Literary Agent Hypothesis.) That's how Lewis the narrator can know what various villains were thinking just before they died: it was revealed to Jane in one of her dreams.
- Plausible... if Ransom hadn't told her that she would have no more visions.
This takes place in the same universe or multiverse as NarniaNarnia is just another world in this story's universe, that one could hop on a spaceship and travel to.
- Narnia occupies a different universe. Though there's nothing to say they could not somehow access the "Wood Between the Worlds".
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