Menace Under Marswood Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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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.
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Plot & Themes

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    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena    -   colonizing/homesteading another planet Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Water    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City Which planet?    -   Mars Not Earth, in Solar System?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only

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