|Plot Summary of Martians, Go Home|
|"Luke Devereaux is a science fiction writer who has retreated to a cabin in the mountains for inspiration. Then the Martians appear. They look like the stereotypical little green men but they don't want to invade earth, they just want to annoy mankind. Having Kwimmed (teleported) from Mars they can't touch anything physically or be physically touched themselves but they can see in the dark and can see through walls and take great delight in revealing all our secrets and generally causing irritation. Luke Devereaux is convinced that the aliens are figments of his imagination and sets about to try and unimagine them. At the same time an African witch doctor goes through a juju (ceremony) to get rid of the pesky martians. Also Hiram Pedro Oberdorffer, a deaf janitor, invents an anti-extraterrestrial subatomic supervibrator which he is convinced will rid the world of martians. Or will Ishurti the great radio announcers speech to the martians convince them to go?"
Neil Morey, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Martians, Go Home|
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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 - 70%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:
- fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens)
War or Invasion
Major kinds of combat:
- mental powers battles
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?
- 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:
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
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