Ethan of Athos Book Summary and Study Guide

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Although it is set in the Vorkosigan universe, none of the Vorkosigans make an appearance in this book. Instead, the main characters are Ethan, an obstetrician on Athos, a planet forbidden to women, and Elli Quinn, on a solitary spying mission for the Dendarii. Ethan needs to find replacements for the tissue cultures Athos needs so badly; Elli needs to find out what the Cetagandas are guarding so ferociously. It involves genetic research, telepathy, rabid hatred, and newts...
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   spying/espionage in enemy territorry Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   cure/disease/bioweapon Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

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


Spaceship setting:    -   really, really giant spaceship/station Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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