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Based on the movie. A somewhat wimpy Egyptologist who holds the theory that the Pyramids and the Sphinx are much older than believed is contacted by a military program to operate a dimensional portal found in Egypt. A tormented marines officer is sent to head the project. They go to the other side and find a civilization of humans descended from Ancient Egypt, forced to serve an alien who was Ra, the Egyptian god of the sun, and who gave the Ancient Egyptians their culture. The humans must overthrow Ra and figure out how to operate the gate on the other side and get back to Earth.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   dimension travel--general    -   stranded on alien planet, fighting aliens to survive Repressive society story    -   Yes Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   method of transportation Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's a slave/repressed?    -   humans are slaves of other humans

Main Character

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

Setting

Terrain    -   Desert Earth setting:    -   20th century A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society    -   unfriendly aliens    -   primitive aliens    -   very controlled society 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 Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   descript. of non-breast female anat. How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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