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THE VOYAGE OF THE SPACE BEAGLE has been published for the first time in 1950.
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A giant spaceship occupied by scientists and soldiers is exploring the galaxies. It will be attacked by different alien monsters and civilizations during its trip. Each time, the members of the expedition will have to forget for a while their dissensions in order to find a way to get rid of the enemy.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena    -   stranded on alien planet, fighting aliens to survive Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit    -   Space, need spacesuit Spaceship setting:    -   really, really giant spaceship/station A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   unfriendly aliens Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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