|Plot Summary of Star of Gypsies|
Yakoub, king of the Gypsies in a faraway future, where Gypsies are capable of space-travel and time teleportation of astral body, has retired on a lonely planet. He receives visits from the projected images of friends who urge him to return, as the Human emperor of the Galaxy (here Gypsies are thought to be an alien race who came from a Star, the Romany Star, that underwent Nova, and escaped on Earth) is dying and senile and has left no indications for succession. Human Emperor and the King of gypsies, become starship operators, have always governed in unison. Yakoub refuses until he learn that his degenerate son has taken his place, whilst civil war breaks up as the Emperor finally dies and the three pretendents fight for power. Meanwhile, we are told the story both of Yakoub's life and of the Gypsies race, whose final yearning is to return to their lost home planet. Yakoub will have to resolve his very personal political crisis and the human one, in a very unusual way.
This synopsis report prepared by Angelo Ventura
|Chapter Analysis of Star of Gypsies|
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
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Political power play
- preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms
Mental/magical powers focus
- teleporter (scifi)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- one human from different culture of other humans
Intense exploration of society's culture?
- politician/elected ruler
- long lived adults
If magical mental powers:
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- empty, or nearly empty world
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
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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