|Plot Summary of Islands in the Sky|
This is basically a travelogue about a fairly ordinary kid who spends his vacation in an orbiting space station and has several adventures. Like many clark stories, this doesent have a plot with serious conflict, but instead many small subplots. It is also an exposition for Clarke's ideas about near-future solar system exploration. In fact, this is the story in which he invented the communications sattlelite.
This synopsis report prepared by Will B.
|Chapter Analysis of Islands in the Sky|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 70%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
- primitive/present day space voyage
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a kid
Not Earth, in Solar System?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a fair amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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