Worlds Apart Book Summary and Study Guide

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The second book in the Worlds trilogy. Marianne O'Hara is back in the orbital World New New York having barely escaped the war that depopulated most of Earth and destroyed most of the Worlds. Also surviving is O'Hara's lover, Jeff Hawking who is trapped on Earth. As Jeff and O'Hara struggle to cope witht the aftermath of the war and restore their respective societies O'hara must make a choice. Should she look for Jeff and try to rebuild Earth? Should she focus her efforts on restoring New New York and coping with the influx of refugees? Or should take to the stars in the starship that's being built?
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   post environmental/nuclear disaster, fighting MadMax gangs Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

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


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Forests    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit    -   Space, need spacesuit    -   Asteroid Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   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:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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