|Plot Summary of Interlopers|
Ace, May 2001, 6.99, 320 pp.
Ever wonder why bad things happen to good people? Why do war, famine, pestilence, and other calamities occur? Blame it on the INTERLOPERS, parasitic malignant beings who exist in nature's products like wood and rock. They have been around humanity forever while feeding off the misery
of mankind. They inhabit humans until their host dies. The Interlopers are not of this world, residing in a parallel dimension.
Dr. Cody Westcott does not know they exist until he partakes of a dig in an isolated part of Peru. One of his helpers is fellow archeologist Kelli who he falls in love with and marries. Together they accept a teaching job
in Arizona where Cody deciphers a formula on a frieze he brought back from the Peruvian dig. He makes it, drinks it, and now can see the Interlopers, who warn him not to interfere or else. He ignores them and they attack his
wife sending her into a coma.
Alan Dean Foster, author extraordinaire, gives a unique reason for the misery and suffering that exists in the world today. He makes the malignant creatures seem real. The story line is fast-paced, exciting, and contains a
unique premise that absolves humanity from evil. The author uses his imagination to provide a magnificent urban science fiction thriller that will stun the reader.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Interlopers|
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FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- part earth & part fantasy world
Mental/magical powers focus
- good magical powers hunting non/weaker magical(s) (fantasy)
- good magical powers being hunted by non/weaker magical(s) (fantasy)
Kind of alteration:
- Given added abilities
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an entire race
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- can change shapes
- super strength
- can cast all sorts of spells
- is very quick
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a lot
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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