|Plot Summary of Dr. Futurity|
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?
This synopsis report prepared by Robert Hadley
|Chapter Analysis of Dr. Futurity|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
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
- one human from different culture of other humans
- general past
- medium future 22-24th century
- one or two man fighter/scoutship
Takes place on Earth?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
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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