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Buying Time Book Review Summary

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Dallas Barr is a millionaire playboy who has undergone several immortality treatments. When he becomes aware of a conspiracy to seize control of the immortality process he is marked for death. Together with his former lover he heads to an outlaw asteroid colony to hideout.

There they discover that the outlaws themselves have been trying to uncover the secrets of the immortality process and try to recruit allies before they are kidnapped and returned to earth.

Though outnumbered, an unexpected side-effect of a weapon gives them the advantage they need to confront and unravel the conspiracy.
This report prepared by Kevin Dole








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   genetic engineering Mental/magical powers focus    -   Yes magical powers:    -   immortality (scifi) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   performer Age:    -   long lived adults

Setting

Which planet?    -   Asteroids Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) Spaceship setting:    -   one or two man fighter/scoutship Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes Not Earth, in Solar System?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   rape/molest (yeech!) How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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