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Van's father, offers a ten million dollar reward to the person who recovers his brother's body from the planet of Venus. Van becomes determined to save his brother's body, both for the reward and the love he had for him while alive. Meanwhile, Fuchs, the astroid miner his father pushed out of business nearly 20 years ago, is back, to try to win the prize as well. Will Van or Fushs get their first? Will Venus destroy them as well?
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   ruler Romance    -   Yes Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting a personal illness/handicap    -   search for identity/new understanding Story involving clones/duplicates?    -   good clones/duplicates Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Clones    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's Really unusual traits?    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

Terrain    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit    -   Space, need spacesuit Which planet?    -   Venus Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) Spaceship setting:    -   primative (present, near future) human spaceship    -   someone is depressurized    -   futuristic human freighter/transport Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes Not Earth, in Solar System?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   an average amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   orgies    -   description of breasts How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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