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The Crack in Space Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Crack in Space

In a near future, the american election is approaching. Jim Briskin, the black candidate of the minorities, must find new ideas to be elected. Then comes the opportunity when a defective translator, a door that lets people travel in space and time, has been brought back for repairing. One soon finds a crack in the translator ; when entering it, one discovers a superb planet very similar to Earth and waiting for colonization. To Jim Briskin, it's the ideal solution for the hundred of millions of cryogenized people stocked by the government in underground laboratories.

CRACK IN SPACE has been published in 1966.
This report prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   dimension travel    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena    -   generally friendly contact with alien(s)    -   colonizing/homesteading another planet Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control    -   election campaign    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Inner Struggle    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Age:    -   40's-50's

Setting

Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century)    -   medium future 22-24th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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