Star Hawk Book Summary and Study Guide

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Ace, Jun 2001, 5.99, 272 pp.
ISBN: 0441008682

    The explorers Erx and Berx are nearing an isolated planet on the fringe of known space when their ship starts to act crazy and looks set to detonate. They say their final good-byes to each other, but before anything catastrophic happens, a man flying a spaceship of unknown design rescues them. The duo meet Hawkk Hunter, an individual who has no idea who he is, how he landed on the deserted planet, or how created one of the fastest spaceships in the year 7200.
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    Erx and Berx persuade Hunter to enter the Earth Race, an annual spectacular that awards the winning team with incredible wealth. Hawk agrees because recognition will enable him to learn identity. He easily wins the race and obtains a clue towards finding out his identity.

    This is the first book in a new series by the author of the Wingman and the Chopper Ops novels and it appears to be a sure hit for action adventure readers. The endearing hero marches at his own pace yet remains a team player. Hunter's interactions with Erx, Berx, and others come across as genuine and the choices he makes fit his personality. In STAR HAWK, Mac Mahoney has created a champion of justice that will prove to have wide appeal.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   state secrets Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   feelings of a human growing up among aliens    -   one person from different culture of other persons

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Asteroid Earth setting:    -   distant future A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   empty, or nearly empty world Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   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?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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