|Plot Summary of They Call the Wind Muryah|
|"Deep-space exploration ship HUMBOLDT arrives on the Earth-like planet Alpha 202-D to make final preparations for colonization. The ship lands near the spot where TOMAHAWK, the first space ship to visit the planet, crashed 10 years earlier with the loss of all hands. As the crew begins its work, they discover evidence that one of the TOMAHAWK's crewmembers may be alive. Soon after, the crew begins behaving differently. They shirk their responsibilities. They begin having nightmares. They run away from the ship. As the mission falls apart, the one crewmember not affected must find out what's behind the problems before the crew, and possibly, the soon-to-arrive colonists, suffer a dire fate."
GMSmith, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of They Call the Wind Muryah|
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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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena
- search for identity/new understanding
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?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an above average amount
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- empty, or nearly empty world
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- actual description of sex
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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