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Simon Wagstaff is a musician seeking universal truth. After an universal deluge, he sets to explore the Universe searching for the answer to the problem of suffering and death. In so doing, accompanied by a dog, an owl and a woman companion Cworktap,he visits many planets and cultures. This is space-existentialist satire. Very funny and cynical.
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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    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story 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:    -   artist Age:    -   long lived adults

Setting

Terrain    -   Water    -   Space, need spacesuit Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human freighter/transport A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   inhabited by friendly aliens    -   neutral aliens    -   primitive aliens    -   very controlled society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   weird alien sex    -   doing it with a robot/computer How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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