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Steven Dalt is the one-in-one thousand that survives an attack of an alien creature, leaving him in permanent sybiosis with the alien intelligence- and immortal. As he struggles to adjust to his growing alientation from his mortal fellows, he finds that his symbiotic partner has the ability to heal a mysterious psionic plague that is crippling humanity across the galaxy and the legend of "The Healer" is born.   
This report prepared by Christine O'Leary-Rockey








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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   preventing an ecological disaster    -   fighting a disease/illness affecting everyone Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Mental/magical powers focus    -   Yes magical powers:    -   Jedi powers If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:    -   fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens) Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   coping with mental/magical powers War or Invasion    -   Yes Lifeform altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   Given added abilities Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

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

Setting

Terrain    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human freighter/transport A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   humans in a contemporary society    -   unfriendly aliens Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes 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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