|Plot Summary of Behemoth: B-Max|
Tor, Jul 2004, 24.95, 300 pp.
Five years have passed since a vengeful cyborg Lenie Clarke released Behemoth on the world destroying everything in it path as the microbe is eating up matter. Digital monsters add to the devastation using Clarke as a rallying cry to devastate survivors through what is left of the Internet. Meltdown cults dedicated to Clarke pledge mass suicide as they rule alongside deadly war lords on the surface.
However, on the ocean floor, Lenie Clarke has learned the truth that her grudge was built on a false premise. As the altered rifters and the technoindustrial corporate executives hide in fear in Atlantis on the ocean floor of the Midatlantic Ridge, the grim reaper, a giant monster, comes for them. Only Lenie Clarke can save the few remaining if she finds a cure for the virus, but first she must fight the giant monster.
B-Max is book one of two books.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Behemoth: B-Max|
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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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
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
- surviving a post environmental/nuclear disaster
- giant monsters
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- long lived adults
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- very athletic
- medium future 22-24th century
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
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