|Plot Summary of Spindle|
Spindle is a hilarious comedy science fiction novel that follows Peter Turner during his first week as a Trooper in the Space Force. The job is definitely not what he expected it to be. His partner, Martian-born human Trooper Oblun, is a sociopathic thug with no respect for rules or authority, quite the opposite of regulations-spouting Peter. Within days the two troopers have picked up two unofficial new crewmembers: a human called Nono with no memory of his past, and a brilliant alien scientist/engineer who gets stranded aboard the Spindle when a superior officer tries to get him killed.
The foursome encounter a vast planet-eating space beast that has consumed an inhabited world. Peter is horrified by the death of the entire Bolandi race and vows to bring the responsible party to justice.
This synopsis report prepared by Karen Hatch
|Chapter Analysis of Spindle|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Domed/Underground City
- futuristic human warship
- one or two man fighter/scoutship
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- neutral aliens
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate 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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