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    Alexander Petrov is an inventor turned CEO in the mid twenty 21st century. His amazing inventions eventually lead him to the discovery of an alien race known as Andromedans who are living on earth as scientists and geneticists. These alien visitors are growing   increasingly concerned about the ecological future of their planet, and their studies show a grim future.
    Through politics and petty business trickery, his cousin, Stefano, covertly sells Alexander's inventions to NASA. Unresolved issues have caused a rift between the two cousins, and Alexander's success has made the bitterness grow even deeper in Stefano. Combining raw intelligence, aggressive tactics and risk taking, Alexander tries to cope with his adversaries. Meanwhile, as the conflict between the two cousins swells, the Andromedan Federation, realizing the global significance of the growing battle, seizes the opportunity to colonize the Earth in an attempt to prevent the ensuing mayhem and impending calamity.


This report prepared by Tom Montgomery








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Plot & Themes

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    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   preventing an ecological disaster Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one culture tries to impose its culture on another group

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Really unusual traits?    -   Super genius

Setting

Terrain    -   Domed/Underground City Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes Not Earth, in Solar System?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   an average amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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