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A rip-roaring 'only you can save the entire universe' space-opera. Peter is a product of an alien breeding scheme on Earth: a multi-billionaire, superb athlete, pilot, etc. On his own island for a vacation he is interrupted by the spectacular arrival of Meg (the love interest) and Memphus (an alien in a cat's body). Meg tells him only he can save the universe from an anti-energy being. What follows is total action adventure, on earth, in space and on Isis, Meg's home planet. Peter must discover the 'key' to their 'magic' power. The Isi did so by being driven near to extinction by the hostile predators on their planet. They subject Peter to killer monsters galore, in an attempt to break him. Instead he survives - and gets angry...
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   part earth & part fantasy world Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena    -   stranded on alien planet, fighting aliens to survive Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes    -   mind reading    -   can fly


Terrain    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   20th century Spaceship setting:    -   primative (present, near future) human spaceship A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   inhabited by friendly aliens    -   unfriendly aliens Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   little dialog

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