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In the final volume of Joe Haldeman's Worlds trilogy the starship Newhome leaves a decimated Earth (and it's orbital Worlds) for the distant planet in the Epsilon star system in hopes of finding   En route the ship is crippled by several mechanical and social catastrophes: the loss of their communications with Earth, the baffling church of the Eternal Now, and plague. And even if they make it to Epsilon, their only hope is a planet that they know nothing about.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 40% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   colonizing/homesteading another planet    -   lost in spaceship Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Age:    -   20's-30's


Spaceship setting:    -   really, really giant spaceship/station A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   primitive aliens Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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