|Plot Summary of Isle of the Dead|
|"Francis Sandow, a worldscaper partnered with an alien deity is summoned to a showdown on a planet he created, where he must face his deity's nemesis in a power struggle for supremacy. "
Kallikanze, Resident Scholar
|"Francis Sandow is the only man who was born as long ago as the 20th century. His body is kept young by scientific methods and has allowed him to amass huge amounts of riches. But when he visits a Pei'an planet and is controlled by one of the Pei'an gods he unwittingly incites a pei'an who had coveted that god to seek revenge. The Pei'an calls Francis to one of the planets that Francis himself had created for a showdown of the two gods who controlled each body."
Neil Morey, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Isle of the Dead|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
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
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- part earth & part fantasy world
Mental/magical powers focus
- magical powers (general)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- long lived adults
If magical mental powers:
- can talk to animals
- fire/lightning/weather cntrl
- medium future 22-24th century
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- inhabited by friendly aliens
- unfriendly aliens
- empty, or nearly empty world
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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