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Infinity Hold Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Infinity Hold

Bandos Nicos, convicted of murder, lives on earth in a time when incorrigible prisoners are sent to a faraway planet and left there. He is transported by spaceship to the planet with a group of other criminals. Arriving there, they are forced to cope with harsh environmental conditions, gangs of previously delivered prisoners and the fact that there are no existing laws or rules to follow. Bandos alligns himself with other prisoners, all lifers and considered the "dregs of society" and they form a cooperative unit, formulate laws and battle rampaging gangs out to enslave them. He learns to respect law enforcers, the kind of person he had loathed on earth, and fights his own problems.
This report prepared by Joan Zuckerman








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   colonizing/homesteading another planet Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   kills without good reason Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's a slave/repressed?    -   humans are slaves of other humans

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accused criminal

Setting

Terrain    -   Desert    -   Mountains A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society    -   empty, or nearly empty world Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   rape/molest (yeech!) How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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