The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You! Book Summary and Study Guide

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A large number of very well armed monsters are invading the galaxy and only Slippery Jim DiGriz can stop them. He gets off to a slow start but moves more quickly when his wife and child get kidnapped. Donning an alien disguise, he infiltrates the enemy and discovers a familiar enemy behind it all....
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   unraveling a conspiracy Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   weapon Adversaries are…    -   giant monsters Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   40's-50's


Spaceship setting:    -   alien spaceship A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   mostly dialog

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