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Amphibian, apparently benevolent aliens make contact and lease a Pacific island for a one-year visit. An international team of scientists come to live with the aliens on that island, named "Alien Beach". Over time, the scientists learn as much about themselves as about the aliens.
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Meanwhile, a character called "the soldier" starts to experience strange visions about the aliens. He becomes obsessed with meeting them, but finds it increasingly difficult to come near Alien Beach.

As political tensions build to war between aliens and humans, all groups eventually meet on Alien Beach - the soldier, the scientist and the aliens - and in a final confrontation, they must face themselves and the threat of war.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   generally friendly contact with alien(s) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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