|Plot Summary of Vast|
|"Linda Nagata's fiction is rich, full, and complicated. It is highly to her credit that she can pack a book as densely as she does and still keep it readable.
Of course, this makes the plot almost impossible to describe - suffice to say, four people, part of the tattered remnants of humanity, go in search of the Chenzeme - an alien race 30 million years gone, who nonetheless are the killers of the human race. "
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Vast|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 60%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- search for identity/new understanding
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- long lived adults
Has magical/special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- mind reading
- mind control
- can read emotions
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- an entire race
- long-lived adults
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
- alien spaceship
- a space station
- futuristic human freighter/transport
Takes place in spaceship?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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