|Plot Summary of Time Future|
Aspect, Jun 2001, .99, 445 pp.
In 2023 the technologically and mentally superior Invidi species comes to earth and gives that planet tools to clean up the earth. When the people ended the petty wars that srung up all the time, the Confederacy of Allied Worlds admits Earth as a junior member. Eight other planets own junior membership while the four senior worlds divvy out crumbs to them.
The Confederacy weighs heavily on the mind of Commander Halley of the Deep Space Station Jocasta, which is currently under siege by the Securas. The blockade leaves the space station residents in deep trouble and near
surrender with the last hope being Confederacy intervention and that seems slimmer by the minute. While juggling solutions to other problems that could destroy Jocasta, Halley must find a way to remove the Securas from its
Maxine McArthur's debut novel is an exciting space opera that will remind readers of Deep Space Nine. The various species seem real and their actions and motives genuine and understandable though not entirely by human values. TIME FUTURE is an engrossing work that will keep readers up till the moon wanes in the early morning sky.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Time Future|
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FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:
- fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens)
- search for identity/new understanding
War or Invasion
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- champion of justice
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 space station
Takes place in spaceship?
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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