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Out of the Silent Planet Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 6 Summary

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Chapter 6 Summary

Ransom wakes refreshed and contemplates what he has learned about Weston and Devine's plans for him. His fear becomes almost invigorating to him, and he feels he would be able to face death if the time comes.

The temperature in the ship begins to fall, and the geometry of the ship begins to change again as it enters the gravity of Malacandra. The center of gravity of the ship is shifting from the center to the side closest to the planet, turning walls into floors and floor into ceilings. The men busy themselves moving things around to prevent them from tumbling.

As the ship enters the atmosphere of Malacandra, the light dims. Ransom finds the loss of light depressing. As the ship finally lands, he speculates that rather than the planets being islands of life in a desolate universe, the reverse seems to be true. Space is...

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