|Plot Summary of Journey to the Tenth Planet|
A criminal who tried to destroy Earth by launching an asteroid at it escaped to an undiscovered planet, and three explorers were sent to track him down and bring him back to Earth. After getting a ship and crew from the Moon they made the long trip to this dark, forbidding undiscovered planet, only to have most of the crew become captives of evil and highly advanced aliens, half-mollusk and half-machine. The criminal had gone to these aliens for help conquering Earth but instead was destroyed, for these aliens were bent on killing all life forms. The explorers had to find a way to rescue their crewmates and escape back to Earth.
This synopsis report prepared by Jonathan Cooper
|Chapter Analysis of Journey to the Tenth Planet|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
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
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- stranded on alien planet, fighting aliens to survive
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
- Planet surface, need spacesuit
- Space, need spacesuit
- Domed/Underground City
- Earth's Moon
- futuristic human freighter/transport
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- unfriendly aliens
- empty, or nearly empty world
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Not Earth, in Solar System?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a fair amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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