|Plot Summary of Anarchaos|
|"Anarchaos is an exploration of what happens to human society when an entire planet is permitted to exist without laws. The message of the book is that anarchy creates chaos. The main character, a violent felon who has served his time, goes to Anarchaos, a colony planet, to find out who murdered his brother and why. What he finds out is that it is unimportant who murdered his brother, because he concluded that the society (i.e., the culture of anarchy) murdered his brother. Since there are no rules, anyone can do whatever they want. After he realizes that, he decides to pull the plug on the anarchy "experiment." He sets off bombs in the colonial council buildings in all of the 4 major cities on the planet, knowing that this will cause the galactic council to come in and take control of Anarchaos and create the rule of law."
speaker43, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Anarchaos|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Repressive society story
- kills without good reason
- search for identity/new understanding
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
Intense exploration of society's culture?
- accused criminal
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a contemporary society
- empty, or nearly empty world
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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