|Plot Summary of Descent Into Europa|
Three explorers are sent from their home on the Moon to Jupiter's moon Europa to search for signs of a long-lost alien race in hopes of finding some ancient technology they can use to fight against an evil race of machines. Meanwhile, a business competitor who was publically shamed when his invention failed was persuaded by an employee of his that he should get his revenge by murdering the explorers and stealing their discoveries for his own. While the exporers are battling monstrous alien fish in the deep ocean under the ice on Europa they must also outwit their wily competitor. The explorers discover a friendly alien race on Europa and work with them to evade their enemy, but they do not discover what they came to find.
This synopsis report prepared by Jonathan Cooper
|Chapter Analysis of Descent Into Europa|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
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
- a teen
- Planet surface, need spacesuit
- Space, need spacesuit
- Domed/Underground City
- Earth's Moon
- a space station
Takes place in spaceship?
Not Earth, in Solar System?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a fair amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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