|Plot Summary of The Outpost|
Tor, May 2001, 24.95, 383 pp.
is the last stop bar on the planet Henry II just before the Milky Way's centric black hole. The tavern is a place where the hostilities of the solar system are left off-planet. Enemies come here to share a drink and a tall tale or two. The owner Tomahawk and his bartender Reggie the Robot run a clean establishment until the aliens invade. With Willie the Bard chronically taking notes, everyone has a story to tell and that they do in this humorous, intelligent, but quite biting satirical anthology starring interchangeable heroes and villains.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Outpost|
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FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- fighter (air/space) pilot
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
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- big overbuilt futuristic city
Planet outside solar system?
- 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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