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Set thousands of years from now on the planet Icefall, Neverness (The Unreal City) is the hub of galactic civilization and home to "The Academy": a huge school for many technological and spiritual disciples. The story centers on Mallory Ringess, a budding Pilot of his order. Pilots manuever through a series of subspace/time tunnels, known as the Manifold in attempts to open "windows" near stars many lightyears away. The Order has been given a quest to find the Elder Eddas: the original DNA origins of mankind that can possibly link man to the Ieldra, ancient alien progenitors of the human race. Mallory faces a huge cosmic intelligence alone and then ventures across his home planet's ice seas to find prospective DNA in a biologically altered Neandrathal race. Galactic interplay, multi-planet contact, space battles, philosophical debates and intense political intrigue make up this story.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena Training/Apprent.    -   Yes Working up the ranks of...    -   civilian space pilots Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

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


Spaceship setting:    -   one or two man fighter/scoutship A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to torture Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of private male anat. How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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