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The three main characters (all trained space explorers) were sent by Earth from their home on the Moon into the asteroid belt to hunt down a dangerous criminal. Instead of finding the criminal, the criminal catches them and held them prisoner on his asteroid, which had been converted into a starship by a now-vanished alien race. The criminal had made his asteroid undetectable via sight or radar and threatened Earth to either give him the reigns of power or he would launch asteroids miles wide at Earth. To prove his point he devastated portions of Mars with asteroids. The explorers had to escape from the criminal, and find their way out of the immense asteroid.
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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 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   spying/espionage in enemy territorry Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book If enemy is a group...    -   pirate band

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit    -   Space, need spacesuit    -   Domed/Underground City    -   Asteroid Which planet?    -   Mars    -   Asteroids    -   Earth's Moon Spaceship setting:    -   really, really giant spaceship/station Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes Not Earth, in Solar System?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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