Solaris - Chapter 9, The Liquid Oxygen Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9, The Liquid Oxygen Summary

Kelvin is asleep. He believes he hears Gibarian's voice, but he can't see Gibarian. Gibarian warns Kelvin that Snow and Sartorius are building a machine to disrupt neutrino fields behind his back. Then, Kelvin wakes. He hears Gibarian's voice, as if it's giving a speech, and thinks he's in another dream. Then the voice stops, and Rheya is there.

Kelvin can't find Gibarian's tape recorder, which he stashed under the bed. Rheya is also acting upset. She tries to get Kelvin to talk to her, but he does not want to tell her the truth or any part of the truth.

That night, Kelvin is awakened by noises. He wakes up to discover that Rheya has tried to commit suicide. She has swallowed liquid oxygen, something that would kill any human immediately. He tries to save her...

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