|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."
Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Son of Man|
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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
Has magical/special powers?
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- distant future
Takes place on Earth?
Not Earth, in Solar System?
- mostly 3rd
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
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