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Two races facing extinction. Can they save each other? And who will pay the price of the Samaritan? Kyle Bonar, an anthropologist on a Starborn generation ship, spearheads the movement to save the primitive Kalryn from their dying world. When a Kalryn leader steals his future wife and kills most of the landing party, Kyle discovers who must pay the price.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   colonizing/homesteading another planet Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   change of heart Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one culture tries to impose its culture on another group

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Terrain    -   Forests Spaceship setting:    -   really, really giant spaceship/station A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   unfriendly aliens    -   primitive aliens    -   empty, or nearly empty world Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a significant amount of technical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   society controls main character's sexing    -   actual description of sex How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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