|Plot Summary of The World Menders|
"Democracy imposed from without is the severest form of tyranny". that is the slogan of the company set up to observe the distant planet of Branoff IV. Cedd Farrari, a cultural survey trainee sent to observe the culture of Branoff IV, begins to question this. He feels bad about the treatment that the slave race (the olz) are subjected to by the dominant race (the rascz). The Olz are constantly beaten, underfed and killed while the Rascz live in the lap of luxury. Cedd defies the companies slogan and tries to organise a revolution with very little success. This failure leads Cedd to make bold assertions about the true nature of the Olz and the relationship between slave and master.
This synopsis report prepared by Neil Morey
|Chapter Analysis of The World Menders|
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 - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Political power play
- overthrowing govt/kingdom
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- one culture tries to impose its culture on another group
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- very controlled society
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- little dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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