|Plot Summary of The Worthing Saga|
The "Day of Pain" comes to the planet Worthing and to Lared's community which has never before felt and remembered pain. Jason Worthing and his daughter Justice arrive and help Lared understand how pain and sorrow bring pleasure and joy. They do this by letting Lared "see" Jason's life and his descendants as they learn what it is to be a human being and to live and love.
This synopsis report prepared by gardener
The life of a man, Jason Worthing, who is from a society where Somec, a drug that allows someone to go to sleep and not age, has taken over society by making the rich and powerful live forever. One man, Abner Doon, is intent to destroy the world controlled by Somec, and so colonizes other planets, one of these planets is to be led by Jason Worthing. But Jason faces many challenged along the way, when the memories of every colonist are destroyed and many of them killed before reaching the planet. Now, he must create a world where he can eventually do what Abner Doon meant him to do...make the planet into the ultimate breeding experiment, and pass his own unique mind powers to his children, until the entire planet descends from Worthing, and has power beyond belief.
This synopsis report prepared by Beth
|Chapter Analysis of The Worthing Saga|
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 - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 60%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- sensitive (sigh....)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- colonizing/homesteading another planet
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- one human from different culture of other humans
Intense exploration of society's culture?
- fighter (air/space) pilot
- long lived adults
If magical mental powers:
- mind reading
- can read emotions
Really unusual traits?
- Super genius
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
- empty, or nearly empty world
- big overbuilt futuristic city
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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