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When the Past Meets the Present follows American President Clive as he realizes too late what horrors he has unwittingly unleashed on the world, and his attempts---all futile in the face of political greed and human nature---to stop the extinction of humanity. Balancing this power struggle is another struggle, that of two New York City children, Daniel and Nancy, and Nancy's mother Claire, as they struggle to survive as victims of the monsters unleashed by that political greed.
The review of this Book prepared by JOHN ORIZON








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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Time Travel:    -   largely forwards/future Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control    -   election campaign    -   preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   change of heart Adversaries are…    -   giant monsters Story involving clones/duplicates?    -   bad clones/duplicates Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Time Travel story?    -   Yes Clones    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid

Setting

Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   20th century    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   main character impregnated against her will How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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