|Plot Summary of Millennium|
|"A time travel book with an unusual concept.
In a polluted future, the only way the human race will survive is by snatching healthy, undiseased people from the past. To avoid paradox's these people are snatched from situations where they are historically known to die, without being seen by others again (plane crash, bermuda triangle etc.).
The story follows a modern day air crash investigator finding inconsistencies in a crash because of these travellers. What he discovers could cause a paradox, and an agent is sent from the future to stop him, without disrupting the time-line........
Andrew Banks, Resident Scholar
|"Bill Smith is an airplane crash investigator who has noticed something very unusual during his most recent assignment. All the pieces don't add up, so to speak. In the far future, the government doesn't want Smith getting any closer to the truth, so they send back Louise Baltimore to make sure the secret stays a secret - and to make sure no paradoxes occur. What's the secret? The Earth, in the future, is a disaster - plagues and genetic abnormalities have caused so much damage to the human genome that the only way to save the species is to import people from the past. And the only people that can be brought forward without causing anomalies are people who are supposed to be dead - like air crash victims."
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|"Chet Kinsman is the commander of the first lunar base. He shares a dome with the Russians, and the two groups have become close friends. When tensions between Russia and the United States arise on Earth, Kinsman declares the indenpendence of the moonbase Selene while Earth declares war on the moon."
Tyler Volz, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Millennium|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 16.7%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 26.7%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 16.7%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- from our future to our present
Political power play
- preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms
- info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Time Travel story?
- government investigator
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Earth's Moon
- 20th century
- distant future
Takes place on Earth?
Not Earth, in Solar System?
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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