The Smoke Ring Book Summary and Study Guide

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The exciting sequel to THE INTEGRAL TREES. In the pre-fall environment of the Smoke Ring, the descendants of the crew of Discipline no longer remembered their Earth roots--or the existence of Shrls Davis Kendy, the computer-program despot that ran the ship. Only Jeffer, the Citizen Tree Scientist, knew that Kendy was still watching--and waiting.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena    -   stranded on alien planet, fighting aliens to survive Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   method of transportation    -   info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:    -   fighting bad computer AI    -   good computer AI Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

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


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Water    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society    -   empty, or nearly empty world Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a significant amount of technical jargon How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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