Battlestar Galactica: The Cylon Death Machine Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is a novelization of the Gun on Ice Planet Zero. The Cylons built a big laser cannon on a planet and have herded the Galactica within range of it using their Baseships. So Apollo is sent down with a strike team of convicts and comic relief (Boxy & Muffy) to blow up the cannon. Starbuck comes along to flirt with some female clones they find along the way.
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This is the novelization of the classic late 70's movie. It details the story of the betrayal where the Cylons, under a banner of peace, launch a surprise attack which destroys almost all of humanity. The survivors, on the Battlestar Galactica, head off in search of the mystical planet Earth, dogged along the way by the attacking Cylon fleets.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   spying/espionage in enemy territorry    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   weapon Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:    -   fighting evil robot(s) If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:    -   fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens) War or Invasion    -   Yes Story involving clones/duplicates?    -   good clones/duplicates Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Clones    -   Yes

Main Character

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


Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human warship A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   unfriendly aliens    -   empty, or nearly empty world Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   mostly dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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