|Plot Summary 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 synopsis report prepared by Isaac Kellogg
|Chapter Analysis of Cradle of Saturn|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
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
- preventing an ecological disaster
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Really unusual traits?
- Super genius
- Space, need spacesuit
- Domed/Underground City
Takes place on Earth?
Not Earth, in Solar System?
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
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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