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The Alien Ones Book Review Summary

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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 report prepared by Neil Morey








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Plot & Themes

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    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   colonizing/homesteading another planet Lifeform altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   Scientifically turned into another lifeform Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

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

Setting

Terrain    -   Desert    -   Mountains Earth setting:    -   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?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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