|Plot Summary of The Voices of Heaven|
There are no studly, over-muscled do-gooders in this book fighting hordes of aliens or saving defenseless Baywatchesque females. The hero is a nice guy with a bit of a psychological problem and some 'real-life' problems as well. The situation, while futuristic (a space colony complete with a friendly alien race) is extremely matter of fact. This makes it a bit slow (and downright boring at times) but very 'immersive'. The main character was fleshed out well and I really felt that I knew him by the end of the story. The ending was also very interesting.
This synopsis report prepared by Shane Tiernan
|Chapter Analysis of The Voices of Heaven|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- colonizing/homesteading another planet
- preventing an ecological disaster
- two lovers coping with tough mission
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- pilot, civilian
Really unusual traits?
- Mentally ill or deluded
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- inhabited by friendly aliens
- empty, or nearly empty world
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a fair amount of scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
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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