Dream-Dust Parasites Book Summary and Study Guide

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The Year is 2011 and Samuel Elmsmore is adrift in the universe. After a series of breakdowns he awakens as a virtual prisoner in a hostel for the mentally ill. He's estranged from his family and friends, and is jobless after an unfortunate incident with an axe. He's lost much of his memory and sense of identity and is about to learn that the government is monitoring him as a suspected terrorist.
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As he wanders the streets of a vast metropolis, the ghouls of his past start to merge with the nightmare creatures of a society turned predatory. He encounters a surreal band of activists, musicians and street-people. Among them is Annie, a stange woman who seems to know everything about everybody. Does she hold the key to his past?

In Dream-Dust Parasites, Ian Hobson has written a fast-paced novel for the end-time of the species. His characters are cynical of utopian solutions and haunted, at every turn, by the vertigo that typifies post-millennium life.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   amnesia

Main Character

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


Terrain    -   Domed/Underground City Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   use of artificial tools    -   actual description of sex    -   lesbians! How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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