|Plot Summary of Bill, The Galactic Hero|
Bill, a very stupid grunt gets conscripted as a very small cog in the Emporers war machine.
An absurd take on the science fiction war -from the point of view in the smallest part of the place - very funny, with lots of sly sideswipes at other authors\pieces of work.
This synopsis report prepared by Andrew Banks
This is a parody of futuristic military regimes. Bill, an ordinary farmer, is drafted into the army and conditioned to be a fighting grunt. Everyone is out to get everyone else, and when Bill accidently breaks an obscure rule he gets in trouble too, and goes on the run.
This synopsis report prepared by Steve
|Chapter Analysis of Bill, The Galactic Hero|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Spying & Investigations
What is main char. doing?
- rescue mission/escape from confinement
Working up the ranks of...
- armed forces
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- infantry soldier
- a teen
- Domed/Underground City
- futuristic human warship
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- unfriendly aliens
- big overbuilt futuristic city
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- mostly dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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