|Plot Summary of Yeresunsa|
|"Outside the realm of Earthly experience is a universe bustling with innumerable alien life forms and galaxies yet unexplored. All living creatures and known territories belong exclusively to one species, the TORTH, who have the terrible advantage of being able to telepathically soak up knowledge. Oddly bearing a surface resemblance to humanity, Torth society is a twisted reflection of our own. Emotionless individuals strive for power in a system where limits barely exist amid the excesses of technological miracles. To their trillions of alien slaves, the concept of hope is both dangerous and useless.
Born on Earth- the only remaining planet untouched by Torth influence- ALEXANDER DOVANACK is a young man to whom alone is a continual state of existence. His timid desire to see other people results in an arranged friendship with celebrity THOMAS HILL, a conceited telepathic genius who is burdened by a crippling and fatal genetic disease. Thomas's obsessive search for a cure has consumed much of his short life.
The course of their fates is altered when they are abducted by the Torth without any apparent explanation, along with three acquaintances. Thrown into a harsh world where the laws they are familiar with no longer apply, the Earthlings are split apart to endure separate fates. Left to blindly seek each other out amongst alien creatures and customs, they must struggle to retain their sanity as well as their lives.
Abby Goldsmith, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of Yeresunsa|
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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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Repressive society story
- controls your mind
- fighting a personal illness/handicap
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- feelings of a human growing up among aliens
Who's a slave/repressed?
- humans are slaves of aliens
Has magical/special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- fire/lightning/weather cntrl
- can see into the future
- super strength
- is very quick
- can grant wishes
- emotionally unstable
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- an entire race
- long-lived adults
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- mind reading
- can read emotions
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
- Genius (really!)
- healthy but a geeky weakling
- current (early 21st century)
- alien spaceship
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- inhabited by friendly aliens
- unfriendly aliens
- big overbuilt futuristic city
- very controlled society
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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