|Plot Summary of Son of Man|
SON OF MAN is a novel published in 1971.
Clay is man of the XXth century who has been suddenly thrust in a far future. He will make the acquaintance of a number of creatures who are all descendants of the human race but physiologically so different. He will explore a totally changed Earth whose Moon has disappeared and will be given added abilities in order to explore molecules as well as the solar system.
This synopsis report prepared by Daniel Staebler
|Chapter Analysis of Son of Man|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- sensitive (sigh....)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- largely forwards/future
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
Kind of alteration:
- Given added abilities
Time Travel story?
Cultural problems, alien culture
- feelings of a human growing up among aliens
Story largely takes place in
- Distant future
- distant future
Takes place on Earth?
Not Earth, in Solar System?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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