|Plot Summary of Menace Under Marswood|
|"Set on Mars after colinization by the West, China spoiled the party by sending a rocket full of nasties to Mars which over the course of a few centuries, which became the "Ruck". Living in the Ruck are Ruckers, a fiercely independent people who resent the presence of the UN on Mars and show it in very direct ways.
Into this mix come a new tribe who hail from one of Mars' unknown areas and they proceed to subvert the Ruckers. To combat this, an unlikely alliance of UN and Rucker people go to explore this unknown area and find rather more than they expected."
Ian Jones, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Menace Under Marswood|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
- colonizing/homesteading another planet
- info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- infantry soldier
- Domed/Underground City
Not Earth, in Solar System?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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