Endymion Book Summary and Study Guide

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Endymion is told by Raul Endymion, looking back from a future prison/death sentence. He tells of his adventures crossing many worlds with Aenea, an 11 year old girl who is to become humankind's 'messiah' and A. Bettik, an Android first mentioned in Hyperion. They are fleeing attempts to capture Aenea by the new Christian Church, whose members accept the new cruciform - and virtual physical immortality.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:    -   good robot(s) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Religious overtones?    -   Yes

Main Character

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


Terrain    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Forests    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit 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    -   empty, or nearly empty world 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)    -   an average amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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