First Ark to Alpha Centauri Book Summary and Study Guide

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Late in the 23rd century, in view of the deteriorating environment here on Earth with massive climatic shifts, deadly disease epidemics and looming economic and technological collapse, world governments unanimously vote to build a giant (6 mile x 9 mile) ark ship in orbit around our planet. In one last desperate effort to safeguard our survival as a species, the ship was to carry a colony of people, plants and animals on an epic, one way mission to New Earth, a planet located in our neighboring solar system of Alpha Centauri. In a vigorous and competitive political battle and much bloodshed along the way, a colony crew of just 900 people manage to escape onboard the ark ship, placing their future destinies into their own hands on an immensely daring, 50,000 year long journey into the forever...
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Two thousand years into the voyage, as the ship travels further into deep space away from the bright neighbourhood of our own Sun, a future generation onboard begins to experience a series of psychologically disturbing nightmares. Mysterious creatures from the cosmic darkness are seen to approach the lonely ark ship from all directions in space and attack its occupants during sleep, putting the mission into jeopardy. In a desperate effort to safeguard their very survival, the ship's 3,000-strong small town residents are forced into a battle which they seem powerless to win, since the nightmare creatures appear to be operating in an alternate dimension from their own.

"First Ark to Alpha Centauri" is an epic tale of love, loneliness, nightmarish horror and action adventure.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   lost in spaceship Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   engineer Age:    -   40's-50'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)    -   an average amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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