Nor Crystal Tears Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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The review of this Book 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.
The review of this Book prepared by Ed Phillips

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Plot & Themes

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    -   Yes Explore:    -   generally friendly contact with alien(s) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes

Main Character

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


Terrain    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City Spaceship setting:    -   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?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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