|Plot Summary of Forge of the Elders|
In the near future, American politicians sell out and go Communist. A century later, in a desperate effort to save the ASSR from total economic collapse, the commissars send two ancient space shuttles to a promising asteroid. The American Soviets aren't the first to get there: the place is already home to many races of aliens, all of whom are capitalist anarchs. Each American must, in his or her turn, decide to be free or choose to remain a slave of the world communist state.
This synopsis report prepared by Brian R. Hughes
|Chapter Analysis of Forge of the Elders|
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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- generally friendly contact with alien(s)
Political power play
- preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms
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
- champion of justice
- long lived adults
- Space, need spacesuit
- primative (present, near future) human spaceship
- alien spaceship
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- inhabited by friendly aliens
- very controlled society
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- use of artificial tools
- actual description of sex
- description of breasts
- descript. of private male anat.
- descript. of non-breast female anat.
- rape/molest (yeech!)
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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