Europa Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Europa

Set in the late 21st Century, Europa is a space exploration tale about the first manned exploration of Jupiter's moons, and the discovery of undersea life on Europa, which soon threatens mariners earth's own seas. At once a futuristic morality play, as well as a highly technical exposition of coming space technologies, Europa takes the reader on a wild roller coaster ride from the far moons of Jupiter to the dazzling city-state in space, Space City Freedom.
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Chapter Analysis of Europa

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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 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 40% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist


Terrain    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit Which planet?    -   Mars    -   Jupiter Spaceship setting:    -   a space station Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes Not Earth, in Solar System?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a lot of techical jargon 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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