Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict: Heritage Book Summary and Study Guide

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Tor, Dec 2001, 14.95, 350 pp.
ISBN: 076530208X

    Liam Kincaid knows how complex life can get as he is the Protector of the Taelon Companion Da'an and leads the underground human resistance to the aliens. With all that already pressing on his shoulders, Liam also struggles to contain his power that he gained from an alien ancestor.
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    Taelon's Synod leader Zo'or discharges a virus that harms thousands of humans in an opening ploy of a deadly gamut. Liam and his resistance followers struggle to find the cure before Zo'or's plan turns fruitful and leads to a genocide, with a gigantic proportional of death counts. However, Liam catches the virus' flu and more as his suppressed alien nature surfaces leaving him either as another statistic or humanity's savior.

    GENE RODDENBERRY'S EARTH FINAL CONFLICT: HERITAGE contains a fast paced futuristic story line based on the popular TV series. Liam is an intriguing character struggling with balance and harmony inside his soul while also discharging his complex responsibilities. Though more for fans of Mr. Roddenberry's TV show, Doranna Durgin shows why she is an award-winning author because those readers who enjoy alien human encounters will find the novel entertaining too.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   cure/disease/bioweapon If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:    -   fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens)    -   subtle invasion (mind control, lookalikes) War or Invasion    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   feelings as an alien growing up among humans

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   bodyguard Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   medium future 22-24th century A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   unfriendly aliens Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a fair amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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