|Plot Summary of Paradise: A Chronicle of a Distant World|
On the surface, the story deals with the travels of a writer who becomes interested in the romance and mystique of pioneers and hunters who "tamed" the alien world of Peponi. His interviews and publications lead him to undertake an even deeper view of the planet's history, culture, and relationship with humanity.
This synopsis report prepared by Paul Green
This book starts with a young man writing a thesis on the colonization of a new primative world called Peponi (Paradise). The man then interviews people and over the years writes a number of books about the evironmental destruction of the planet and what part 'man' had in it. This is not a shoot-em-up space opera, it is a history (or chronicle) that in many ways parallels that of many colonized civilizations.
This synopsis report prepared by Shane Tiernan
|Chapter Analysis of Paradise: A Chronicle of a Distant World|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- one culture tries to impose its culture on another group
Intense exploration of society's culture?
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- inhabited by friendly aliens
- unfriendly aliens
- neutral aliens
- primitive aliens
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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