Journey to the Tenth Planet Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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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    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   stranded on alien planet, fighting aliens to survive Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit    -   Space, need spacesuit    -   Domed/Underground City Which planet?    -   Earth's Moon 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    -   unfriendly aliens    -   empty, or nearly empty world Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes Not Earth, in Solar System?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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