|Plot Summary of Finity's End|
|"It's very good Cherryh - drop somebody into stresses they cannot handle and watch them wriggle. In this case, it's a teenager spacer who has lived on a station all his life, and who after long years of hard work finally finds himself where he wants to be - on the planet, with the gentle aliens he so likes.
And just when he thought he'd settled in for good, along comes his mothers' ship. Politics demand that he be put on board said ship, against _all_ his wishes and desires.
We get to follow if he will or won't fit in on the ship, if he will or won't make it back to his planet and the aliens.
HeK, Resident Scholar
|"A very good (and well written) alliance/union novel. The central character is forced to integrate into a shipboard crew/family he has never known, after living his early life (happily) elsewhere. The backdrop is the the ship's position in major negotiation of change afoot in the universe. While the protaginist has a small part to play, the reader is emotionally involved in him throughout.
Andrew Banks, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Finity's End|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Coming of age
- an adult (general)
Political power play
- saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- feelings of a human growing up among aliens
- a teen
- Planet surface, need spacesuit
- Space, need spacesuit
- a space station
- futuristic human freighter/transport
- really, really giant spaceship/station
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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