|Plot Summary of Colonization: Down To Earth|
This is the second book of the complete Colonization series, set in the 1960's, in the same time line as the preceding Worldwar Tetrology ( 4 book cycle ). It opens in early 1964, one year after the United States launched an advanced spaceship, called the Lewis And Clark, deep into the solar system. Built with technology traded, borrowed, or outright stolen from the aliens that invaded Earth during World War II, changing our history permanently, it may or may not be intended for peaceful exploration.
As humans and aliens all over the globe puzzle over the Lewis and Clark's mysterious purpose, tensions between the Greater German Reich and the beings that call themselves the Race escalate into a startling and devastating nuclear war at the climax of the novel. In the meantime the Race continues to battle the growing underground demand for ginger, a habit-forming vice that changes the alien's sexual behavior in a totally unexpected, ironic way. From Nazi occupied France, to Race-held Poland, the Soviet Union, and 1960's Los Angeles, the book is told from many viewpoints, alien, human, male, and female.
This synopsis report prepared by Wayne S. Urben
|Chapter Analysis of Colonization: Down To Earth|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- alternate history
If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:
- fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens)
War or Invasion
Major kinds of combat:
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
Intense exploration of society's culture?
- Space, need spacesuit
- Domed/Underground City
- 20th century
- futuristic human warship
- alien spaceship
Takes place on Earth?
Takes place in spaceship?
Not Earth, in Solar System?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- weird alien sex
- actual description of sex
- description of breasts
- descript. of private male anat.
- descript. of non-breast female anat.
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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