|Plot Summary of Ascending|
Ascending is a fantastic book. The writing is crisp and humorous. It tells the story of Oar, the last of a group of humans that, as a gift, were modified by aliens to be transparentóglasslike. Unfortunately a side affect of this was mental degradation after thirty years of life. Oar sets out seeking a counter-agent.
This synopsis report prepared by Rebecca Davis
|Chapter Analysis of Ascending|
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%
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
- fighting a personal illness/handicap
- coping with mental/magical powers
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- champion of justice
- long lived adults
If magical mental powers:
- super strength
- Domed/Underground City
- futuristic human warship
- alien spaceship
- really, really giant spaceship/station
- one or two man fighter/scoutship
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- empty, or nearly empty world
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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