|Plot Summary of The Mind Machine|
THE MIND MACHINE: by Michael Mathiesen.
One day, an large egg-shaped spaceship descends onto the hero's backyard. It sits there silently. Out of curiosity, he decides to enter the ship. There is no one inside. The interior radiates halls off to all four points of the compass into infinity. There is a circular staircase in the center. He ascends it to find the control room. In the control room, a robotic female voice fills his mind and instructs him that the universe will fold in on itself and Earth will be gone in less than a year. There is only one way out and that is through the ship's portal to another dimension. The ship's size will allow it to rescue millions of Earth's people from the coming total end of everything. The hero is charged with rounding up the millions of people who can be saved.
This synopsis report prepared by Michael Mathiesen
|Chapter Analysis of The Mind Machine|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- generally friendly contact with alien(s)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Planet surface, need spacesuit
- Space, need spacesuit
- Domed/Underground City
- current (early 21st century)
- alien spaceship
Takes place on Earth?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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