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They are 200 of Earth's best and smartest, send to colonize a distant world. The colony is perfect, self-sufficient, an ideal place to raise their children and expand humanity into the stars . . .   They only have two problems. First, the secret no one talks about. Being in a frozen sleep for twenty years had left them with brain damage, some mild, some very bad. Second - there are monsters on their new world, and they won't believe the one man who has seen them. And killing the creatures only makes the situation get worse.
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A Human Colony is terrorized by monstrous native predators. In self defense they exterminate the predators, and then learn that without them, the ecology holds more dangers beyond their imagination...
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   colonizing/homesteading another planet    -   preventing/surviving an ecological disaster Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   40's-50's


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   unfriendly aliens    -   neutral aliens    -   primitive aliens    -   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    -   explicit references to torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation    -   a fair amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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