|Plot Summary of Ill Wind|
Following a massive oil-spill in the San Francisco Bay, scientists, hoping to avert an ecological disaster, release an untested virus which feeds on oil and petroleum based molecules. The virus indeed consumes the oil spill, but contrary to its design, manages to survive much longer than suspected and begins to attack all petroleum based products along the west coast. Soon the virus spreads worldwide.
With the US President out of the country, and the VP killed in a virus related plane crash, panic consumes the nation. The virus set the country's and the world's technology back several hundred years.
This synopsis report prepared by Roger Perry
|Chapter Analysis of Ill Wind|
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
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- preventing an ecological disaster
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- blue collar worker
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
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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