|Plot Summary of The Stars Like Dust|
|"When student Biron Farrill narrowly survives an attempt on his life, enigmatic Sander Jonti urges him to leave Earth for Rhodia under an assumed identity. During the journey Biron realizes he has been betrayed to the Tyranni, a short, ugly race which has subjugated the known galaxy. Released from custody in the hope that he will lead them (the Tyranni authorities) to a conspiracy, Biron does indeed meet conspirators, in the shape of Artemisia, the voluptuous daughter of the Director of Rhodia, and Gillbret, her effeminate uncle. Fleeing Rhodia in a stolen spaceship, the trio head for Lingane, where Gillbret believes the Autarch heads a conspiracy against the Tyranni. Could an unidentified planet and a document from ancient Earth hold the key to freedom for the galaxy?"
Stephen Coombs, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Stars Like Dust|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 50%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Political power play
- overthrowing govt/kingdom
- info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Space, need spacesuit
- Domed/Underground City
- distant future
- futuristic human warship
- futuristic human freighter/transport
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- very controlled society
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- an average amount of scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
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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