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Deadman Switch Book Review Summary

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The only way to travel to Solitaire and it's heavy-metal rich moons is through the "cloud" that surrounds the system, which would take years if not for the Deadman Switch which uses condemned criminals called "zombies" for entry and exit out of the system. Gilead Raca Benedar, a member of the Watchers, discovers that the outboud "zombie" may be innocent of the crime that she was condemned for and tries to save her from being the next sacrifice to the Deadman Switch. Along the way he discovers not only the extent that man will go for greed but unravels the mystery of the Deadman Switch.   
This report prepared by Chris Sandstedt








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   method of transportation    -   info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   can read emotions

Setting

Terrain    -   Desert Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human freighter/transport A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   unfriendly aliens Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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