The Tenth Planet Book Summary and Study Guide

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After a deep-space satellite mysteriously stops transmitting, the Hubble III telescope picks up a startling image. Astronomers don't know what the strange object is--only that it orbits past Earth every two millennia.
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Meanwhile, archaeologist Leo Cross has discovered peculiar layers of black residue at dig sites around the globe. Stranger still, these thin bands occur like clockwork every 2,006 years, coinciding with some of the world's darkest moments in history.

We have six months to prepare for the next arrival. This time we know something is coming. This time we have weapons to defend us.

This time we'll be wrong . . . again.

This is honestly the best Sci-Fi series I have ever read. Full of drama, action, and tons of unknowns. This book takes the typical alien invasion story and turns it on it's head. Instead of aliens bent on world domination, they are after Earth's natural resorces which their planet is now devoid of. You see the conflict from both sides, on earth with the humans preparing for the unknown, and the aliens, preparing for their bi-millenia harvest, before they go to the fringes of the solar system for another 2000 years. An incredible beginning to a exciting and thought provoking new Sci-Fi trilogy.

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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   unraveling a conspiracy Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   nano technology    -   info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:    -   fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens) War or Invasion    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   40's-50's


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Asteroid Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Not Earth, in Solar System?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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