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A description of a young man's journey thorugh two linked and opposite socieities, one anarchist/communistic, the other capitalist/repressive, in a search for his own identity and political freedom and justice.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   guardian of justice    -   a great scientist    -   a great scholar/artist    -   an adult (general) Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   controls your mind 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


Terrain    -   Desert A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a contemporary society    -   empty, or nearly empty world    -   very controlled society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex

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