Cobra - Cobra 1 Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book follows Johnny Moreau on his journey from teen-aged boy on a backwater colony planet to being an all-powerful technology-enhanced warrior, to eventually being an elderly statesman on a new frontier colony. Johnny becomes a COBRA warrior (with enhanced skeletal servo-mechanisms for super strength, and implanted lasers and other weapons, along with computer-controlled reflexes) to fight the alien Trofts, which have taken over two of the border planets under Earth control. Later, after the war, the COBRAs don't fit in with regular society anymore, and end up working as pioneers on the new frontier worlds, eventually getting cut off from the rest of humanity and developing their own independance.
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The review of this Book prepared by Adam

The story of a young man from a "backwater" world joining the army, and being assigned into a special unit called "the Cobras". Most of story really shows what happends with our hero AFTER the war is over and he is left as a "walking weapon".
The review of this Book prepared by Alodar

The Dominion of Man creates the COBRAS, an elite fighting force with superhuman abilities to help win the war against the Trofts, who have invaded and occupied two human worlds. When the war ends, the returning Cobras have difficulty reintegrating into mainstream society, and now face discrimination, fear and loathing from those they faught to protect.
The review of this Book prepared by Chris Sandstedt

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 13.3%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 26.7%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 26.7%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 33.3% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one person from different culture of other persons

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   super strength


Terrain    -   Forests A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   humans in a contemporary society    -   unfriendly aliens    -   empty, or nearly empty world Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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