|Plot Summary of Kiln People|
This is Brin at his finest. Both a detective story and a technological exploration, Kiln People features a fascinating idea of 24 hour clones. Well, sort of clones, actually replicas pressed into a memetic clay. It is really a cool idea and presents a very interesting way for Brin to tell the story from different points of view, but all from the same character. Really a great book.
This synopsis report prepared by Wes Monkey
David Brin has come up with a new way of looking at social problems via the use of throw away clones composed of a type of organic CLAY that has a 24 (aproximately) hour life cycle. Via the use of these "Ditto's" a person can experience many types of activity and then have the memories uploaded to the host. As you might expect with humanity it leads to new and not so new life experiences that take the reader into a thoughtful look at the inner self. Of course there are bad guys and David does his usually excellent job of putting a twist on things to keep it interesting. A good read.
This synopsis report prepared by William Rawls
|Chapter Analysis of Kiln People|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 15%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 25%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- private investigator
- Domed/Underground City
- medium future 22-24th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
- a fair amount of scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- little dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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