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Colonization: Down To Earth Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Colonization: Down To Earth

This is the second book of the complete Colonization series, set in the 1960's, in the same time line as the preceding Worldwar Tetrology ( 4 book cycle ). It opens in early 1964, one year after the United States launched an advanced spaceship, called the Lewis And Clark, deep into the solar system. Built with technology traded, borrowed, or outright stolen from the aliens that invaded Earth during World War II, changing our history permanently, it may or may not be intended for peaceful exploration.

As humans and aliens all over the globe puzzle over the Lewis and Clark's mysterious purpose, tensions between the Greater German Reich and the beings that call themselves the Race escalate into a startling and devastating nuclear war at the climax of the novel. In the meantime the Race continues to battle the growing underground demand for ginger, a habit-forming vice that changes the alien's sexual behavior in a totally unexpected, ironic way. From Nazi occupied France, to Race-held Poland, the Soviet Union, and 1960's Los Angeles, the book is told from many viewpoints, alien, human, male, and female.
This report prepared by Wayne S. Urben








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   alternate history If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:    -   fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens) War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   guns 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 Intense exploration of society's culture?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scholar Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Desert    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Space, need spacesuit    -   Domed/Underground City    -   Asteroid Which planet?    -   Asteroids Earth setting:    -   20th century Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human warship    -   alien spaceship 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:    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   weird alien sex    -   actual description of sex    -   description of breasts    -   descript. of private male anat.    -   descript. of non-breast female anat. How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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