|Plot Summary of Robert Cole Todd - Space Services|
"Todd" - as everyone calls him - is the youngest graduate ever from the space academy. He unknowingly takes a test that goes wrong, and is taken under the tutilege of "Iron Mike" Cogsworth and elevated to the rank of space pilot. Mike arranges for him to be the first pilot of a new style explorer scout.
There is a plot by a few military and political people to seize control of the space services to use in a war with Goombridge 1618-4. It is an unwinable war, and would be a squandering of resources of both worlds. Todd works with his crew (he is now a commander) and the president to thwart the plot.
During this time, he meets and talks with an alien over radio in space, learning that Terra is under a quarantine by the Galactic Empire because they can't resolve the problems among their own kind, so certainly couldn't get along with other races.
Todd spends the rest of his life trying to make Terra a partner in the Galactic Empire.
This synopsis report prepared by C. D. Moulton
|Chapter Analysis of Robert Cole Todd - Space Services|
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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Political power play
- preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- fighter (air/space) pilot
- a teen
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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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