The Illustrated Man - Study Guide Kaleidoscope Summary & Analysis

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The crew of a rocket ship are ejected into space after an explosion and begin to drift away from each other. Stone says he's headed for the moon, Hollis floats toward Earth and will burn up in the atmosphere. Stimson can't control his fear, and Hollis tries to calm him down, with Applegate joining the conversation. Hollis is overcome with helpless anger.

Hollis kills a panicked man. The Captain wants to make a plan but Applegate says the Captain has no power anymore. Applegate taunts Hollis, saying he once blackballed him. Hollis replies that nothing seems important anymore. Another crew member, Lespere, tells Hollis that memories matter, and later accuses Hollis of becoming mean, to which Hollis agrees.

Applegate confesses that he lied about blackballing Hollis in order to hurt him. Hollis thanks him. Stone reports that he's caught in a beautiful swarm of meteors, looking like...

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