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Cirroco Jones ("Rocky") commands an exploratory vessel sent to investigate an astronomical anomaly in the area of Saturn. What they find is a wheel shaped artifact of obvious alien design. Excited and confused, they depart from normal plans and begin an investigation that causes their ship to be captured by the artifact, torn apart, and the crew drawn in to it's depths. Separated from one another and held in a state of almost total sensory deprivation, they are each manipulated, both physically and mentally, by their captor.
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    After an undetermined amount of time, Rocky and her crew are released, seperatly, into a fabulous internal world that is populated by fantastic creatures of the imagination. Driven by her feelings of responsibility and innate cuiosity, Rocky sets out on a fantastic journey to find her lost crew and explore this incredible world. The dangers and discoveries she encounters leading finally to the intelligence that maintains this fantasy world.

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Plot & Themes

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

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   explorer Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Domed/Underground City Spaceship setting:    -   really, really giant spaceship/station 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)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   main character impregnated against her will How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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