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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 report prepared by Karen Hatch








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Plot & Themes

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 Parody    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

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

Setting

Terrain    -   Domed/Underground City Spaceship setting:    -   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?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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