Finity's End Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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The review of this Book prepared by Andrew Banks

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.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   an adult (general) Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   feelings of a human growing up among aliens

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student    -   scientist Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit    -   Space, need spacesuit Spaceship setting:    -   a space station    -   futuristic human freighter/transport    -   really, really giant spaceship/station Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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