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Cradle of Saturn Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Cradle of Saturn

A progressive Earth engineer and a delegation from an independent Saturnian colony try to convince the powers-that-be that the Earth has suffered numerous cataastrophes in prehistoric and historic times. They are not believed until a white-hot protoplanet the size of Venus emerges from Jupiter on an orbit which will intersect Earth's. As the protoplanet approaches, environmental conditions deteriorate drasticaly, and the protagonists try to reach the last remaining launch facilities to escape the coming holocaust.
This report prepared by Isaac Kellogg








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   preventing an ecological disaster Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   engineer Age:    -   40's-50's Really unusual traits?    -   Super genius

Setting

Terrain    -   Space, need spacesuit    -   Domed/Underground City    -   Asteroid Which planet?    -   Saturn Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Not Earth, in Solar System?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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