|Plot Summary of The Inverted World|
Helward Mann is from Earth. Not the planet earth but the city Earth that is on a strange planet, a planet where the ground moves and the residents of the city are in a constant struggle to keep their city moving towards the optimum. The optimum is the place on this strange planet where the conditions are most like planet earth. South of the optimum time moves quickly and the people are short and squat, furthur north of the optimum people appear tall and thin and time passes very slowly. During one of his exploring expeditions North of the optimum Helward meets Elizabeth Khan, a woman who claims to be from the planet earth and what she reveals shocks the city of earth and causes a rising of opposing political groups that wish to stop the progress of the city altogether.
This synopsis report prepared by Neil Morey
|Chapter Analysis of The Inverted World|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 60%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
- surviving natural elements on planet
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- one human from different culture of other humans
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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