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For 300 years, the alien Tyr had ruled the Earth, imprisoning the true individualists, the geniuses, in dome colonies on poisonous worlds, forcing them to work on projects which the Try hoped would reveal all of humankinds secrets. But Daetrin's secret was one no one had ever uncovered. Taken into custody by the Tyr, he would have to confront the truth about himself at last -- and if he failed, all humans would pay the price.
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The protagonist is captured by an alien race that has conquered humanity. He is 'Different' than others, coming from a long lived race. The aliens, discovering this have placed him aboard a starship for transport to another world where he is to be studied. Our hero is in a constant struggle for survival and his need to hide the truth behind his origins. He finds another also like himself. These two start exploring their commonalities. He of Terran stock, She of totally alien make-up. While on the run from persuit they come to the conclusion that he is indeed of alien stock. But I can't give it all away. The more interesting bits will have to wait for you to read the book. MWAHAHAHAHA
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   strict rationing of freedoms/goods If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:    -   fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens) Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting a personal illness/handicap    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   coping with mental/magical powers War or Invasion    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist    -   scholar Age:    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes


Terrain    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit    -   Domed/Underground City Spaceship setting:    -   alien spaceship    -   really, really giant spaceship/station A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   an average amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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