Sunrise Alley Book Review Summary

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Baen Books, August 2004, 24.00, 320 pages
ISBN 0743488407

By 2033, biomech research scientist Samantha Bryton tasted success with the development of "forma" androids, but fled to Northern California to reconsider her values as the wealth and fame she has accrued feels wrong. A badly injured human male washes up onto Sam's beachfront property. She helps this humanoid flotsam as he heals. Turner Pascal explains that renegade scientist Charon converted him from a dying human into a forma with unique powers. He can slightly modify his appearance and he can communicate directly with machines hooked to the world wide "mesh”.

As Sam ponders the rights of this unique soul, Charon and his thugs come to take Pascal away. The only hope for this duo on the run from a brilliant criminal and his minions as well as the military and Feds lies in Sunrise Alley, legendary home of free AI androids. If they succeed, will a human and a former human be accepted especially since Charon's reach runs deep into Sunrise Alley and just think of what he may have planted inside Turner before the humanoid android washed ashore.

Harriet Klausner
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission Lifeform altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   turned into/from a robot/computer Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Human/magical couple?    -   Yes Type of couple:    -   She's a human, he's a robot

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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