Kaleidoscope Century Book Summary and Study Guide

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Josh wakes up on about the year 2100 at the age of 140 with no memory.
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Formally a spy/assasin (along with other occupations), josh attempts to recreate his past century with bits of memory and the help of very random conflicting notes on his computer.
Barnes' future earth is very bleak and wracked with war, contributing to a very dark feel to this book, in addition to the evil events the protaginist himself has undertook
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Time Travel:    -   into past and future equally Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   hand to hand Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Time Travel story?    -   Yes Story largely takes place in    -   Distant future

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   long lived adults Really unusual traits?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a fair amount of scientific explanation 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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