|Plot Summary of The Number of Infinity|
Washington DC, 2012. Once again, winter descends mid September. Crops have failed. Hyperinflation ravages the economy. Food riots grip the cities. The government cracks down on what little freedom remains.
A young weather researcher, Svetlana Kerenskia, uncovers in the Library of Congress a tattered old journal. It tells of a long forgotten expedition to a Grand Canyon cave filled with ancient Egyptian relics. One of them gives a warning: that the 'time of troubles' will soon return.
A secret space mission to a wayward asteroid discovers that an alien baae, damaged from some long ago catastrophe, is blasting torrents of highly charged particles at the Earth's ionosphere. The astronauts soon come to realize that this is the cause of the depreciating weather. But they find something out even more disturbing. That their mission was meant to fail from its very inception. Left to die, they explore the underground catacombs and soon discover a vast crypt room filled with thousands of glass coffins. The entire alien population has been quarantined, but why? As the asteroid hurdles towards earth, the astronauts realize that a bizarre plague has infected the aliens. This is the warning that the ancient Egyptian relic warned. And there is only one way to stop the plague once it reaches the Earth. You must answer the riddle; 'What is the Number of Infinity?'. Think of this as 'The Terminator' meets Orwell's '1984'.
This synopsis report prepared by paul may
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|Chapter Analysis of The Number of Infinity|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
- preventing an ecological disaster
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Domed/Underground City
- near future (later in 21st century)
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- big overbuilt futuristic city
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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