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Colonization: Second Contact Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Colonization: Second Contact

The sequel series to the World War Saga, set 20 years after World War: In The Balance, deals with alien colonization of the Earth. With technology stolen from the aliens, humans have 1990's level technology in the 1960's. Because World War II was interrupted, Nazi Germany still occupies most of Europe, except Poland. A violent black market erupts around ginger, the one substance that deprives the alien colonists of their ability to reason. And the question arises of how long the balance of power can be maintained. Again told from many points of view, including a Chinese girl brought up on board ship, isolated from her kind.
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 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

Setting

Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   20th century Spaceship setting:    -   alien spaceship Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   society controls main character's sexing    -   actual description of sex    -   description of breasts    -   descript. of non-breast female anat. How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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