|Plot Summary of The Runaway Asteroid|
The three main characters (all trained space explorers) were sent by Earth from their home on the Moon into the asteroid belt to hunt down a dangerous criminal. Instead of finding the criminal, the criminal catches them and held them prisoner on his asteroid, which had been converted into a starship by a now-vanished alien race. The criminal had made his asteroid undetectable via sight or radar and threatened Earth to either give him the reigns of power or he would launch asteroids miles wide at Earth. To prove his point he devastated portions of Mars with asteroids. The explorers had to escape from the criminal, and find their way out of the immense asteroid.
This synopsis report prepared by Jonathan Cooper
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|Chapter Analysis of The Runaway Asteroid|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- spying/espionage in enemy territorry
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
If enemy is a group...
- pirate band
- a teen
- Planet surface, need spacesuit
- Space, need spacesuit
- Domed/Underground City
- Earth's Moon
- really, really giant spaceship/station
Takes place in spaceship?
Not Earth, in Solar System?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate 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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