Tower of Glass Book Summary and Study Guide

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TOWER OF GLASS is a novel published in 1970.

Simeon Krug is a successful businessman with an obsession. Since alien audio signals have been picked up, Krug wants to be the first to communicate with the aliens. He starts to build a huge communication tower in the arctic. His employees are androids coming from his own factories. These androids have developed their own religion in which Simeon Krug plays the main role as a God who will make them equal to humans in a near future. But Krug, unaware of that, considers only androids as objects created to help him achieve his goal.
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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% Tone of book    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Religious overtones?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   60's-90's


Earth setting:    -   medium future 22-24th century Takes place on Earth?    -   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:    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   description of breasts    -   descript. of private male anat.    -   descript. of non-breast female anat. How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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