|Plot Summary of The Alien Ones|
Safron and Celeste Wilde are a couple who are trying to make a new life for themselves on the new colony on Planet Orkol. When they get there they find that things aren't as they expected. Ramshackle robots and infertile land are all that is around on Orkol, until they learn of the radioactive material being mined. Safron soon gets a job working in the lab for Haldane, the executive of the mining company. He works under Hawkins who has perfected a weapon of mass destruction and plans to use it. Safron can't do anything about this until one day he is exposed to radiation from a new sample of ore that mutates him into a huge powerful lifeform. His first impulse is to destroy the lab and the evil Haldane and Hawkins then find his wife and escape back to earth where he might find a way to get his old body back.
This synopsis report prepared by Neil Morey
|Chapter Analysis of The Alien Ones|
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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- colonizing/homesteading another planet
Kind of alteration:
- Scientifically turned into another lifeform
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- medium future 22-24th century
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- empty, or nearly empty world
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
Sex in book?
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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