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Raincloud Windclan has been called to the planet Elysium to help to prevent interplanetary war. But her husband Blackbear an excellent scientist has other reasons for going to Elysium...he wants to find the secret to the Elysians longevity and to try to solve the infertility problem that their longevity treatment causes. But as foerigners the Windclans can sense that all is not right with this world as there is another race, the original race of the planet that is being repressed and the robots that acieve self realisation with great regularity empowered by the words "I am" are swiftly sent to be "cleaned" or reprogramed. Th Windclans find themselves straying from their original assignments and striving to help these minorities.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Repressive society story    -   Yes Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   genetic engineering Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:    -   good robot(s) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's a slave/repressed?    -   aliens are slaves

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   diplomat Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Water    -   Domed/Underground City A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   big overbuilt futuristic city    -   very controlled society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   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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