|Plot Summary of Stinker from Space|
This is the first book in a two-part series.
Tsynq Yr is a Sylon scout and pilot, spying behind the enemy lines of the Zarnk Empire. When escaping from a pursuing Zarnk battleship, Tsynq Yr puts his stolen scout ship into hyperdrive and crashes on Earth. His body cannot survive the impact, so the telepathic alien commandeers the body of one of the planet's native species—a skunk.
Tsynq Yr is befriended by young Karen, who (mistakenly) gives the furry alien a name befitting his new body: Stinker. With the help of her space-obsessed neighbor Jonathan, Karen and Stinker plan to “borrow” a U.S. space shuttle and send the alien back home with his vital information attained from the Zarnk. But the Zarnk arrive on Earth to find and capture the Sylon. It is up to Karen, Jonathan, and Stinker to foil the Zarnk while simultaneously outmaneuvering the U.S. government—and help Stinker find his way back home.
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|Chapter Analysis of Stinker from Space|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- sensitive ET visits Earth ("phone home!")
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- fighter (air/space) pilot
- long lived adults
- 20th century
- one or two man fighter/scoutship
Takes place on Earth?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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