|Plot Summary of Crashlander|
Crashlander is a collection of stories about Beowulf Schaeffer - those who have read Ringworld will remember him as the man who discovered the core explosion. In Crashlander, we find out about that adventure, as well as a number of others. Beowulf's motto is "the universe is trying to kill me," and from him that's not paranoia, just common sense - it does try, again and again. The binder material that Niven interpolated between the stories is not nearly as gripping as the stories themselves, and of course the stories do vary in quality, but overall this is a great collection.
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|Chapter Analysis of Crashlander|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
- preventing an ecological disaster
- stranded on alien planet, fighting aliens to survive
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Space, need spacesuit
- medium future 22-24th century
- futuristic human freighter/transport
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- neutral aliens
- empty, or nearly empty world
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
Sex in book?
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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