|Plot Summary of Neverness|
Set thousands of years from now on the planet Icefall, Neverness (The Unreal City) is the hub of galactic civilization and home to "The Academy": a huge school for many technological and spiritual disciples. The story centers on Mallory Ringess, a budding Pilot of his order. Pilots manuever through a series of subspace/time tunnels, known as the Manifold in attempts to open "windows" near stars many lightyears away. The Order has been given a quest to find the Elder Eddas: the original DNA origins of mankind that can possibly link man to the Ieldra, ancient alien progenitors of the human race. Mallory faces a huge cosmic intelligence alone and then ventures across his home planet's ice seas to find prospective DNA in a biologically altered Neandrathal race. Galactic interplay, multi-planet contact, space battles, philosophical debates and intense political intrigue make up this story.
This synopsis report prepared by danlo60
|Chapter Analysis of Neverness|
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 - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena
Working up the ranks of...
- civilian space pilots
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- one or two man fighter/scoutship
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to torture
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- actual description of sex
- descript. of private male anat.
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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