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"Democracy imposed from without is the severest form of tyranny". that is the slogan of the company set up to observe the distant planet of Branoff IV. Cedd Farrari, a cultural survey trainee sent to observe the culture of Branoff IV, begins to question this. He feels bad about the treatment that the slave race (the olz) are subjected to by the dominant race (the rascz). The Olz are constantly beaten, underfed and killed while the Rascz live in the lap of luxury. Cedd defies the companies slogan and tries to organise a revolution with very little success. This failure leads Cedd to make bold assertions about the true nature of the Olz and the relationship between slave and master.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   overthrowing govt/kingdom Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one culture tries to impose its culture on another group

Main Character

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


A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   very controlled society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   little dialog

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