|Plot Summary of Signal to Noise|
A cyberpunk trip not for the weak of heart or intellect. It's a techno-filled future where everyone is implanted with links to a sensory-virtual Internet. Our hero is a brilliant but bewildered academic who discovers a way to communicate with an alien, barters for technologic information, and gets caught up in international intrigue, corporate boardroom politics, and good-old-fashioned gun battles and chases.
This synopsis report prepared by Craig Little
|Chapter Analysis of Signal to Noise|
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 - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- generally friendly contact with alien(s)
Robots, Computers, VR
Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:
- virtual reality
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- the book is simply packed with technical jargon
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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