Logan's Run Book Summary and Study Guide

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Welcome to the 23rd century. In a world run by young people and governed by computers, utopia is the rule of thumb and living is pure pleasure. One one beyond 21 is allowed to live. Logan is a Sandman, a special force "cop" who terminates people who seek to live beyond their 21st birthday who are called runners. This is his story and the journey he takes as he suddenly turns 21. Joined by a young woman named Jessica, Logan must not only fight those he once worked with, but also the deep mindset of years and years of Sandman training.
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This is a novelization of the movie of the same name. Logan is a Sandman, a policeman who hunts down people who don't want to die when they turn 21 years of age. But then he's artificially made to appear to be 21, and he gets a change of heart--he wants to live longer too. So he takes up with Jessica, a chick in a green miniskirt who hooks Logan up with the underground which takes him outside the domed city, in search of sanctuary.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 40%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   falling in love with the enemy Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   kills without good reason    -   has game where people are hunted Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   change of heart Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   medium future 22-24th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   orgies    -   actual description of sex    -   description of breasts How much dialogue?    -   mostly dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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