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Boyd Jensen goes to Earth for school, only to find that he's been set up and has been deviously banished from his home on Mars. The United States is now run by an offshoot of Catholicism, and, to replenish the Earth after the nuclear wars, has declared "Be Fruitful and Multiply" to be on par with the Ten Commandments. As a result, the U.S. has since then become hugely overpopulated. Boyd is disgusted by the society around him, and in order to survive becomes a successful medical doctor. Eventually, though, he gets to thinking about overturning the government that puts forward such an insane policy.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 40% Tone of book    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   controls your sex Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Religious overtones?    -   Yes

Main Character

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


Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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