|Plot Summary of Nor Crystal Tears|
Ryozenzuzex is a Thranx(an insectoid species) who feels there is more to life than just the job he'd chosen to do--farm the lush forests outside Pascex, his home town. He isn't quite certain what he's searching for...until he hears of a strange new bipedal species, and goes on a search for them, abandoning his duties at Pascex by faking a trip to the homeworld.
This synopsis report prepared by Tina Loflin
How an alien meets humans and learns to talk to them and gets the two races to become allies. How different the two races are, but shows how they can get along together and learn from each other.
This synopsis report prepared by Ed Phillips
|Chapter Analysis of Nor Crystal Tears|
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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 35%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- generally friendly contact with alien(s)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- Male Alien
- Domed/Underground City
- a space station
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- inhabited by friendly aliens
- very controlled society
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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