|Plot Summary of Foreigner: A Novel of First Contact|
|"For almost five centuries Humans have lived on the planet of the Atevi. During that time the Atevi and Humans have been to war, the subsequent peace being held through their almost total segregation, and a trade agreement via which the Humans trade their advanced technology to the less technically advanced Atevi. Only one Human is permitted direct access to the Atevi mainland, Bren Cameron, the Paidhi (interpreter). Normally Bren Cameron has little to do but study the Atevi's customs and language, dutifully make a record for his sometime successor, and act as intermediary as and when the situation arises. Then, without warning, things suddenly change and Bren Cameron finds himself thrown into a dangerous political situation. And he doesn't why. Not until the Atevi are sure of their manů "
Charles Smyth, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Foreigner: A Novel of First Contact|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Political power play
- preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms
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?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an organization
- long-lived adults
- politician/elected ruler
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
- an average amount
- Domed/Underground City
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a contemporary society
- inhabited by friendly aliens
- unfriendly aliens
- very controlled society
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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