|Plot Summary of A Fire Upon the Deep|
It's kind of hard to make a short description of such a far-ranging book. You essentially have two plots--one involving a unique (and very well-thought-out) alien race, and one involving a set of humans abnd aliens trying to circumvent the rise of an accidentally-created Transcendant Power of extreme maliciousness. There are great descriptions of the primary alien race's politics and culture as well as that of the overall galactic society.
This synopsis report prepared by Jason T.
|Chapter Analysis of A Fire Upon the Deep|
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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 50%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
- generally friendly contact with alien(s)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Space, need spacesuit
- a space station
- futuristic human freighter/transport
- really, really giant spaceship/station
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- inhabited by friendly aliens
- unfriendly aliens
- primitive aliens
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a fair amount of scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of kissing
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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