|Plot Summary of Falling Free|
Quaddies (four-armed humans, engineered for suitability to free fall) are used in a space station. An engineer is sent to teach them welding. While he has qualms about their utter subservience to the corporation, he accepts the situation--until he finds out that they've become "obsolete." He sets out to save them, illegally.
This synopsis report prepared by Ken Norlie
Leo Graf is just an ordinary welding engineer, working for a big corporation, until he's assigned to the Cay Project. Turns out the Cay Project is genetically engineering the perfect spacestation workers - Quaddies, who are biologically suited for zero gravity, and who have four arms/hands and no legs. But when a technological advance renders the Quaddies useless and the project is terminated, the corporation decides to terminates the Quaddies along with it. Unless Leo can stop them...
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|Chapter Analysis of Falling Free|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Repressive society story
- strict rationing of freedoms/goods
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- one culture tries to impose its culture on another group
Who's a slave/repressed?
- humans are slaves of other humans
- Space, need spacesuit
- a space station
- really, really giant spaceship/station
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
- a significant amount of technical jargon
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- major character becomes a sex slave
- actual description of sex
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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