|Plot Summary of Lost and Found|
Del Rey, July 2004, 23.95, 249 pp.
Chicago commodities traders Marcus Walker camps in an isolated part of the California Sierra Nevadas when he sees a bright light fall into the nearby woods. When he goes into the nearest town for food and drunk, he discusses what he saw with the patrons; they convince him that a meteorite landed nearby. He goes to sleep at his campsite, but wakes up to the same scenery except that he is on a spaceship taking him away from earth.
He meets George, who like him has a universal translator in his brain. George's intelligence was also boosted so he could talk with the Vilenjii, purple pointy-headed giants who want to sell the various species to collectors for a profit. Marcus and Roger join forces with an octopus-like sentient species and the snake-like Tuuq'alian to escape from their holding pens. Since they don't know where they are, they depend on the escape pod to flee the ship and the kindness of another sentient race to help them out of their predicament.
The four sentient beings take their situation very seriously and constantly find ways of outwitting their captors.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Lost and Found|
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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 - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- rescue mission/escape from confinement
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- business executive
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- really, really giant spaceship/station
Takes place in spaceship?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
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