|Plot Summary of Thunder in Space|
In the year 2120 Jack Thunder is a young fighter pilot who has just joined the ranks of the United States Space Force. He is posted to the space carrier USS Challenger where he meets up with his old friend/rival Red Styler and the veteran pilot Trey Knight. He also meets the Challengers Commander, the heroic Captain Doran and the Challenger's fiesty first officer, the beautiful April Kelley.
The action begins when a race of conquerors known as the Zidians arrive in the Earth's solar system. They are led by the fearsom Commander Akdon and his massive war fleet. Major fleet engagements are fought in orbit around the planets Neptune and Saturn. The Zidians pursue the Humans to Mars, where a major ground battle is fought with things such as battle mechas, giant tanks, and atmospheric fighters.
The humans eventually regroup at Earth for the final battle.
This synopsis report prepared by BJ Bennett
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|Chapter Analysis of Thunder in Space|
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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:
- fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens)
War or Invasion
Major kinds of combat:
- spaceship battles
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- fighter (air/space) pilot
- futuristic human warship
- alien spaceship
Takes place in spaceship?
Not Earth, in Solar System?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of 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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