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Andrej Koscuisko becomes a doctor so that he can heal and help people. His father forces him to train as a Ship's Surgeon, where one of his duties will be to conduct Inquisitions, or a series of levels of torture to be applied to suspected criminals which will force them to confess to their crimes. A very intense, difficult read, but Andrej is so sympathetic--moving from compassion to monster--that it is also a very worthwhile book.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding Kind of alteration:    -   exotic/alien torture for major character 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:    -   a space station Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   use of artificial tools    -   rape/molest (yeech!) How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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