Descent Into Europa Book Summary and Study Guide

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Three explorers are sent from their home on the Moon to Jupiter's moon Europa to search for signs of a long-lost alien race in hopes of finding some ancient technology they can use to fight against an evil race of machines. Meanwhile, a business competitor who was publically shamed when his invention failed was persuaded by an employee of his that he should get his revenge by murdering the explorers and stealing their discoveries for his own. While the exporers are battling monstrous alien fish in the deep ocean under the ice on Europa they must also outwit their wily competitor. The explorers discover a friendly alien race on Europa and work with them to evade their enemy, but they do not discover what they came to find.
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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    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena    -   generally friendly contact with alien(s) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Water    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit    -   Space, need spacesuit    -   Domed/Underground City Which planet?    -   Jupiter    -   Earth's Moon Spaceship setting:    -   a space station Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes Not Earth, in Solar System?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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