|Plot Summary of Stinker's Return|
After his adventure in “Stinker from Space,” scout pilot Tsynq Yr (aka Stinker) has returned to the Sylon Confederacy with vital information preventing a Zarnk invasion. Stinker is hailed as a hero, but the president of the Sylon Confederacy informs him that when he crash-landed on Earth and stole a U.S. government space shuttle, he intruded upon Twakish territory. Now, Stinker must appease the Twak and return to Earth to find the High Gyrn of Twak the perfect souvenir—something ‘really Earth.'
Stinker enlists the aid of his old friends, Karen and Jonathan, who are still being grilled by the U.S. government for participating in the stolen shuttle incident. Karen and Jonathan are overjoyed at their old friend's return, and sneak away from home to join him on his mission. But government agents are on their trail—and they have a special interest in capturing Stinker, the alien skunk. The three travel to Washington D.C., where, with the help of an aging sci-fi star (with a nod to Star Trek's Captain Kirk), they evade pursuing NASA agents while they comb the nation's capital for the High Gyrn's perfect souvenir.
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|Chapter Analysis of Stinker's Return|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 40%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- sensitive ET visits Earth ("phone home!")
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- Male Alien
- fighter (air/space) pilot
- long lived adults
- 20th century
- one or two man fighter/scoutship
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- inhabited by friendly aliens
- neutral aliens
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
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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