|Plot Summary of The Penultimate Truth|
|"Fifteen years ago, governments of the Earth, fearing a nuclear apocalypse, have agreed to send the entire population under ground. Fortunetely no major bombing happened and peace reigns again on Earth. But people are still hidden.
A technical aristocracy has decided to let the population unaware of the real situation on earth by using false broadcasts about a nuclear war still going on between the United States and Soviet Union.
Nicholas Saint-James, the man in charge for the Tom Mix group, must take the chance to come back to the surface in order to search for medicaments. There, he is going to witness a fight for the power between the wealthy Runcible, the actual leader Stanton Brose, protected by the army, and a third contender who comes from the past with far right wing political ideas."
Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Penultimate Truth|
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FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Political power play
- factions fight within govt for control
- preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms
Repressive society story
- controls your mind
- strict rationing of freedoms/goods
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's a slave/repressed?
- humans are slaves of other humans
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- Domed/Underground City
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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