|Plot Summary of The Collective|
The Collective, an alien race who has been engineering the climate on Earth for millions of years, decides it is time to establish contact with the human race. They choose Sam Masters, a middle-aged computer programmer from the Midwest, to be their ambassador.
Armed only with the output from the Collective's climate modification efforts, 100 percent accurate weather forecasts, Sam sets out to convince the population of Earth that the alien race exists. His journey takes him from coast to coast as he becomes a worldwide celebrity, but he finds that the problem confronting him is not convincing the rest of the world of the Collective's existence, it's the world's reaction to his news.
This synopsis report prepared by Kerry Downing
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|Chapter Analysis of The Collective|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- generally friendly contact with alien(s)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- current (early 21st century)
- a space station
Takes place on Earth?
Takes place in spaceship?
Not Earth, in Solar System?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- an average amount of 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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