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In the future, only the super rich can afford to keep back the grim reaper through the stileman process. Some of these "Stileman Immortals" want to take over the world, but first have to kill Dallas Bar and Maria Marconi, who know about their plans. Very fun, good science fiction with lots of fun sci-fi toys and some funny social sideswipes.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   unraveling a conspiracy Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   cure/disease/bioweapon Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   long lived adults


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Forests    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit    -   Space, need spacesuit Earth setting:    -   medium future 22-24th century A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   empty, or nearly empty world Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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