|Plot Summary of The Nagasaki Vector|
Captain Bernie Gruenblum, Texas Jew and time-machine pilot, gets kidnapped by a torture-loving megalomaniatrix and her incompetent subordinates. In the process of escaping, he and the villians get kicked into the same parallel universe as in Smith's earlier novel, THE PROBABILITY BROACH. To recover his stolen flying saucer/timeship, he makes alliance with a talking coyote, a teenaged female gorilla, and other interesting characters, including three small aliens who think he's God. On top of that, his vehicle falls in love with him and must endure torture in virtual reality while Bernie hunts down the saditrix and her yet more evil romantic interest.
This synopsis report prepared by Brian R. Hughes
|Chapter Analysis of The Nagasaki Vector|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- alternate history
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- dimension travel
- method of transportation
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- 20th century
- one or two man fighter/scoutship
Takes place on Earth?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- use of artificial tools
- description of breasts
- descript. of private male anat.
- descript. of non-breast female anat.
- rape/molest (yeech!)
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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