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Ascending is a fantastic book. The writing is crisp and humorous. It tells the story of Oar, the last of a group of humans that, as a gift, were modified by aliens to be transparentóglasslike. Unfortunately a side affect of this was mental degradation after thirty years of life. Oar sets out seeking a counter-agent.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   cure/disease/bioweapon Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting a personal illness/handicap    -   coping with mental/magical powers Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   super strength


Terrain    -   Domed/Underground City Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human warship    -   alien spaceship    -   really, really giant spaceship/station    -   one or two man fighter/scoutship A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   empty, or nearly empty world Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation

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