The Visitors' Gifts Book Summary and Study Guide

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The aliens on earth take certain people to live with them for a time. The protagonist counsels the people who remain behind, and when his wife is returned by the aliens, she begins working on the other people who have been returned, changing them to be other than human. The protagonist, acting as a liaison between the aliens and humans, finds his life torn apart by his wife and the knowledge he acquires about what the aliens have been doing all along, and how he has been unknowingly assisting them.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Lifeform altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   Scientifically turned into another lifeform Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   feelings of a human growing up among aliens Family relations    -   Yes

Main Character

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


Earth setting:    -   medium future 22-24th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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