|Plot Summary of Feral Helix|
|"Christine Drexel died just over eight years ago. Four days after she died she was brought back to life by a machine known as a Regenerator and as a regenerated person she immediately became known as a phoenix. Unfortunately for her she was also immediately considered a deadly threat to other human beings as phoenixes gradually become sociopathic over an eight-year time span and eventually become suicidally dangerous. On the planet Skart phoenixes are not only illegal they are also detested and feared by everyone. Ever since her rebirth Drexel has been hunted by the state,vilified by the people. But she has survived everything the state can throw at her and she's just managing to keep her more suicidal tendencies under control. She's also managed to figure out exactly how the state works, exactly how the five strong Core Committee retain their absolute grip on power, and now she knows her end is near she intends to use her knowledge to turn the planet Skart upside down. In a world where image is all Drexel has become the ultimate enemy. Now she is going to commit the ultimate act. In a weekend of chaos and violence, she does just that - killing the President and destroying the vast state run pleasure park called Zone Central - but at the brink of death Drexel realises that she's merely been a tool of the ambitious Directrix Of Public Education, Nadia Lang, and that even after her death her image will live on - in the service of President Lang of course."
Mark Lambert, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Feral Helix|
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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
Repressive society story
- strict rationing of freedoms/goods
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Has magical/special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- mind reading
- can see into the future
- super strength
- is very quick
- can read emotions
- mentally ill
- emotionally unstable
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- very athletic
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- big overbuilt futuristic city
- very controlled society
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
Is this an e-book?
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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