|Plot Summary of Midshipman's Hope|
Faced with the deaths of superior Officers, 17 year old Midshipman Nicholas Seaforth reluctantly takes command of the UNS Hibernia on its 18 month trip to Hope Nation. He faces mutiny, internal politics, ship invasion, first contact with vaccuum residing species, and (most difficult of all) his own internal expectations.
This synopsis report prepared by Stephen Scott
This book is about a young Midshipman in a futuristic Navy.
When all the senior officers die in accidents, he has to take command of the ship light years from Earth. Nick Seafort (the main charecter) becomes his own worst enemy by thinking that everything he does is wrong and that he is responsible for everything bad that goes on in the ship.
He fails to see the good things that happen. But through the entire book he is fighting an inner battle to try and find himself.
This synopsis report prepared by chris cowie
Due to the withdrawl of compulsory education, interstellar ships are run along eighteenth century sailing rules. A young midshipman, named Phillip Seafort, is forced to take the reins of command when his superior officers are killed in an accident. Not only does he have to get passengers and crew home, he must deal with rebellion, malfunction and fear both within and out as he seeks to prove himself and maintain his honour.
This synopsis report prepared by Jo Berry
|Chapter Analysis of Midshipman's Hope|
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 - 15%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 55%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Coming of age
- great naval officer
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- colonizing/homesteading another planet
Working up the ranks of...
- armed forces
- search for identity/new understanding
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- navy soldier
- a teen
- primative (present, near future) human spaceship
- a space station
- futuristic human freighter/transport
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Sex in book?
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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