Beneath the Shattered Moons Book Summary and Study Guide

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In a world created by Neo-humans (Parfects) to test experimental societies, Ingram Marley, an investigator for the government of Ongladred, seeks answers to disturbing questions about the world. He encounters a man who seems to have escaped 'programming' and learns compassion for an emotionless society. Add in a 'Theater of the Dead', an invading barbarian horde, and a legendary biological-apocalypse being and you have a nicely rounded sci-fi novel with a bit of a morbid atmosphere.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   colonizing/homesteading another planet Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   controls your mind If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:    -   fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens) Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   lasers    -   ocean ship battles Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one culture tries to impose its culture on another group    -   one person from different culture of other persons

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Really unusual traits?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Terrain    -   Water A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   very controlled society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a fair amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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