Star Trek The Wrath of Khan Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the novelization of the movie by the same name. It tells the story of Khan, a genetically engineered dictator who fought in the Eugenics wars of the 1990's (remember those?), was frozen, woke up, fought with Captain Kirk, was banished to Ceti Alpha V, where he now has escaped from and is after Captain Kirk for revenge. This story has a lot of great spaceship battles.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   weapon War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   spaceship battles Kind of series    -   Star Trek Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Star Trek or Star Wars book?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age:    -   40's-50's


Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human warship Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   mostly dialog

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