|Plot Summary of Cold as Ice|
It is 25 years after the end of the Great War which pitted Earth and Mars against the residents of the asteroid belt, and which resulted in billions of deaths on both side. A controversy has arisen over a plan to make Europa habitable. Leading those in favor of the plan is Cyrus Mobarak who is the wealthy and powerful inventor of the fusion engine. Opposing him is Wilma Brandt, adminstrator of Europa, who wants it kept as a scientific research station. Brandt's position is strengthened when possible life is discovered in the ocean under Europa's surface ice because if this life form really exists, then Europa will remain free of development. Jon Perry, an earth oceanographer, is brought to Europa to investigate. Also, a composer, two astromers, and a newspaper reporter will also become involved in this controversy, and a secret will be revealed which will link some of them to mysterious events which took place during the Great War.
This synopsis report prepared by Linda Bertland
|Chapter Analysis of Cold as Ice|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
Political power play
- preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Domed/Underground City
Not Earth, in Solar System?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a fair amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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