|Plot Summary of Haltia and the Third Planet|
Haltia loves to float through the music of his world, and rush through the colored rocks of its surface. It is only when the Elders discover the dangers of the Third Planet that he must give up his idle pursuits to investigate and determine if its destruction is necessary. Taking human form lets him wander freely amongst them, but also leaves him vulnerable to the violence that saturates the planet. When he is apparently lost, Mather follows to complete the mission, and, if possible, find the lost explorer. Instead he finds an impossible love.
The Elders are standing by with their fingers on the button, awaiting the return of their explorers. The future of Earth hangs in the balance while Mather tries to figure out a woman's heart, and Haltia tries to figure out humanity's.
This synopsis report prepared by D Judson Hindes
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|Chapter Analysis of Haltia and the Third Planet|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- part earth & part fantasy world
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- feelings as an alien growing up among humans
Intense exploration of society's culture?
Type of couple:
- She's a human, he's an alien
- Male Alien
- long lived adults
If magical mental powers:
- can fly
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
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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