|Plot Summary of The Crack in Space|
|"In a near future, the american election is approaching. Jim Briskin, the black candidate of the minorities, must find new ideas to be elected. Then comes the opportunity when a defective translator, a door that lets people travel in space and time, has been brought back for repairing. One soon finds a crack in the translator ; when entering it, one discovers a superb planet very similar to Earth and waiting for colonization. To Jim Briskin, it's the ideal solution for the hundred of millions of cryogenized people stocked by the government in underground laboratories.
CRACK IN SPACE has been published in 1966."
Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Crack in Space|
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Tone of book
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- dimension travel
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
- generally friendly contact with alien(s)
- colonizing/homesteading another planet
Political power play
- factions fight within govt for control
- election campaign
- preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- politician/elected ruler
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- an entire race
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- mind reading
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
- Domed/Underground City
- near future (later in 21st century)
- medium future 22-24th century
Takes place on Earth?
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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