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Dr. James Parsons is plucked from his own time, by an unknown force and for unknown reasons, and lands in a world immensely different from his own. He finds a society of young, healthy, ruddy-skinned "tribes". The tribes compete to see which has the best genes and are rewarded by their stock being used for the seeding of the next generation. The mystery of his suddenly appearing in this strange world and how the people know of events from his time begins to be Dr. Parsons' major focus. What he comes to learn, though, exceeds even his comprehension. Can the Doctor figure out the paradoxes inherent in his time-dislocation, and identify who has tampered with time and why they transfered him to this stage of human history?
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 50% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one person from different culture of other persons

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   general past    -   medium future 22-24th century Spaceship setting:    -   one or two man fighter/scoutship Takes place on Earth?    -   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 Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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