Behemoth: B-Max Book Summary and Study Guide

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Tor, Jul 2004, 24.95, 300 pp.
ISBN: 0765307219

Five years have passed since a vengeful cyborg Lenie Clarke released Behemoth on the world destroying everything in it path as the microbe is eating up matter. Digital monsters add to the devastation using Clarke as a rallying cry to devastate survivors through what is left of the Internet. Meltdown cults dedicated to Clarke pledge mass suicide as they rule alongside deadly war lords on the surface.
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However, on the ocean floor, Lenie Clarke has learned the truth that her grudge was built on a false premise. As the altered rifters and the technoindustrial corporate executives hide in fear in Atlantis on the ocean floor of the Midatlantic Ridge, the grim reaper, a giant monster, comes for them. Only Lenie Clarke can save the few remaining if she finds a cure for the virus, but first she must fight the giant monster.

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Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   post environmental/nuclear disaster, fighting MadMax gangs Adversaries are…    -   giant monsters Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book GIANT monster(s)    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   warrior/knight Age:    -   long lived adults Really unusual traits?    -   Super genius


Earth setting:    -   medium future 22-24th 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 How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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