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Adulthood Rites Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Adulthood Rites

Akin is a hybrid infant, part Oankali. He looka human, but can remember the womb, taste molecular structure and has poison with a touch. The resister humans hate the Oankali, but are dying out because they're sterile. They kidnap hybrid babies. Akin is thrust into their world of desperation, need, violence and pride. He can survive only by becoming LESS alien. He can help his new friends only by becoming MORE alien. Humanity's future depends on the hybrids.
This report prepared by Andrea Jackson








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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   an adult (general) Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   colonizing/homesteading another planet Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Alien Age:    -   a teen

Setting

Terrain    -   Forests Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   main character impregnated against her will How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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