|Plot Summary of Return to Mars|
Mission director Dr. Waterman returns to Mars where he wants to discover evidence of life in the cliff dwellings he found during his first visit. On Mars he gets to deal with father and son Trumball who both resent Waterman's success and idealism. Although Dex is with him on Mars the bigger threat to his leadership comes from Earth from dex's father, father and son Trumball who both want to turn Mars in a money making theme park. Besides the crew's search for life on Mars they get to deal with unexpected events, romance, rivalry and mental instability.
This synopsis report prepared by Tonne Broekman
Jamie Waterman and a new group of scientists explore Mars once again in order to investigate further the "life" that has been found when they discover something very unexpected.
This synopsis report prepared by Jessica Augustsson
|Chapter Analysis of Return to Mars|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Planet surface, need spacesuit
- primative (present, near future) human spaceship
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a contemporary society
- empty, or nearly empty world
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- an average amount of 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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