|Plot Summary of This Alien Shore|
Spaceships landed on various worlds and colonized them. When Earth again reopened flight to the star, a planet named Guera held a monopoly over interspace travel, for only they can avoid the danger of further mutation. Many other companies don't like Guera's monopoly and want to also be able to fly in space without a Gueran. A girl by the name of Jamisia lives on one of Earth's satellites, and when raiders comes to the satellite to capture her, she is forced to flee. She doesn't remember much about her past, but knows she has to find out. As she learns more, she realizes that as a child, she was operated on, making her a important person.
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|Chapter Analysis of This Alien Shore|
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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Coming of age
- an adult (general)
- search for identity/new understanding
Kind of alteration:
- Given added abilities
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
Intense exploration of society's culture?
- Domed/Underground City
- a space station
- futuristic human freighter/transport
- really, really giant spaceship/station
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- humans in a contemporary society
- big overbuilt futuristic city
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Not Earth, in Solar System?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of touching personal anatomy
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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