Agent of Vega Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book actually compiles four separate but related stories, about members of a group of futuristic agents called "Zone Agents", who operate in the far future. They are telepathic and cruise in special robot ships which they communicate with and which are mentally attuned to that particular agent. This is space opera which is exciting from beginning to end. Originally published in pulps in the late 40's and early 50's, and collected into a book in about 1960, these stories stand the test of time. Schmitz is my favorite sci-fi writer, and I've always wished he had continued the saga of these Galactic Zone Agents.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Repressive society story    -   Yes Inner Struggle    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   40's-50's


Terrain    -   Space, need spacesuit Spaceship setting:    -   alien spaceship    -   futuristic human freighter/transport    -   really, really giant spaceship/station A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   inhabited by friendly aliens    -   unfriendly aliens    -   neutral aliens    -   big overbuilt futuristic city Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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