|Plot Summary of Mindbridge|
|"Written just after the Hugo prize winning THE FOREVER WAR, Joe Haldeman's MINDBRIDGE was published in 1976.
In a near future, men will be able to travel through space thanks to the Levant-Meyer transfer, an unexplainable physical phenomenon which sends humans or objects light years away for a limited time only. One day, a team of explorers comes back after having encountered an alien race. They're all dead.
A good novel by the former physician Joe Haldeman.
Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Mindbridge|
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Tone of book
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- colonizing/homesteading another planet
- stranded on alien planet, fighting aliens to survive
Mental/magical powers focus
If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:
- fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens)
War or Invasion
Story involving clones/duplicates?
- bad clones/duplicates
Kind of alteration:
- exotic/alien torture for major character
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- an entire race
Has magical powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- can change shapes
- can read emotions
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
- near future (later in 21st century)
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- empty, or nearly empty world
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a significant amount of technical jargon
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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