Sight of Proteus Book Summary and Study Guide

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It is the 22nd century, and humans can use a mixture of bio-feedback and chemotherapy to change their appearance and physical abilities. These changes are regulated by the Office of Form Control. Wolf Bey is the head of Form Control, and he has detected a scientist who is attempting radical and illegal form changes. This person is possibly using DNA from the inhabitants of a planet which exploded 16 million years before to enhance human performance. Wolf pursues the scientist through the solar system to find the secrets of the methods that he is using to bring about his very unusual form changes.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Lifeform altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   Scientifically turned into another lifeform Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

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


Earth setting:    -   medium future 22-24th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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