|Plot Summary of Casserine|
|"Casserine opens with the two main characters confronting one another in a space hospital, where Sergeant Jake Matthews wakes up strapped to a gurney. After a brief struggle, his attending doctor, Lieutenant Adrian Byers convinces him of his whereabouts. She returns to the heavy gravity planet Casserine with him, where Matthews had been wounded in a battle with space pirates in his duties as the outpost's sole sentry. They fall in love, and all is well until Matthews is recruited to battle an alien horde he earned a medal of honor fighting against years before.
With his closest friends, Charlie Mercer and Tim Dougherty, Jake leads an armada against the seeded monsters, left as a form of weapon to halt the expanding Earth colonies. Once Jake learns the origin of the monsters, he sets out to defeat the ones responsible, propelling all of known and unknown space into intergalactic war.
In addition to the monstrous aliens, Matthews creates a battle plan to defeat, he must cope with an Earth Control unfeeling of its own space force losses. After overthrowing Earth Control, with the help of a renegade isolationist United States, Matthews utilizes newly discovered jump gates to surprise and defeat the alien races using the monstrous bugs to halt human expansion. His romance with Lieutenant Adrian Byers endures monsters, aliens, Earth Control, and space pirates as she endeavors to stay as close to the Marine she married as intergalactic war permits.
Jenny Dansing, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Casserine|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- two lovers coping with tough mission
War or Invasion
Major kinds of combat:
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- infantry soldier
Has magical/special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- super strength
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
- distant future
- futuristic human warship
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- unfriendly aliens
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a fair amount of scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
Is this an e-book?
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
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