|Plot Summary of Contact|
Love Spell, Oct 2002, 5.99, 369 pp.
United Airlines Flight 58 is making its normal run from Honolulu to San Francisco when the plane's blip suddenly vanishes from the traffic control radar system. The follow-up search proves worthless since no wreckage, debris, or bodies are found. The government concludes that the Pacific swallowed up the entire crashed jet. The family of flight crew First Officer Jordan Cady mourns their loss except for her daughter Boo who believes her mother still lives somewhere in air.
The Alliance starship “Savior” patrols their territory perimeter on alert for Talagar invaders. Savior “swallowed” the 747, but not before a global catastrophe occurred. The starship commander dispatches his adopted son, Kào Vantaar-Morey, to meet with the plane's survivors. The commander hopes that interfacing with the frightened earthlings will lift Kào spirits from being a Talagar POW for two years and having suffered the worst defeat in the Alliance's war with the Talagar Empire. Though she feels he abducted her and he believes they rescued her, Kào and Jordan begin to fall in love. However, neither knows the truth that will soon test their loyalties to their respective people.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Contact|
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 - 60%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- search for identity/new understanding
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Male Alien
- fighter (air/space) pilot
- really, really giant spaceship/station
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- an average amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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