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The Far Call Book Review Summary

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The first manned mission to Mars is beset by political friction and natural events.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Coming of age    -   Yes Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Romance    -   Yes Political power play    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Terrain    -   Space, need spacesuit Which planet?    -   Mars Earth setting:    -   20th century Spaceship setting:    -   primative (present, near future) human spaceship Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes Not Earth, in Solar System?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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