|Plot Summary of Stardoc|
|"A brilliant but sheltered doctor must escape from Terra for a mysterious reason having to do with her father. She travels to the farthest reaches of governed space and takes a low paying job as an emergency room doc on a planet where terrans make up less than one percent of the population. "
Rachel, Resident Scholar
|"Dr. Cherijo Grey decides to leave Earth and away from her tyrannical father and accept the position as a doctor on a colony world filled with various alien races. She must battle treacherous coworkers and deadly viruses that threatens the planet and discover a terrible secret from her past that threatens her future! Viehl's world-building skill are impressive and she creates a very memorable heroine and her debut novel is filled with romance,wit, plot twists, and ER- style medical action. This novel bodes well for the future volumes in the series.So hope aboard a spaceship with Dr. Grey and go to the outer reaches of space and inner reaches of the human and no so human heart!"
Rodney Powell, Resident Scholar
|"Dr. Cherijo Grey Veil is a brilliant surgeon on earth, but she has to get away from her controlling father so she takes a job on Kevarzangia Two's Free Clinic. Earth wants nothing to do with aliens, but they are Cherijo's patients, over 200 kinds of aliens, and she must figure out how to treat them. Also, she must battle the administration and other doctors at the Clinic. The Clinic is chronically understaffed so a virulent plague occurs there too."
Julia Walter, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Stardoc|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- fighting a disease/illness affecting everyone
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
- Cynical sense of humor
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- Domed/Underground City
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- inhabited by friendly aliens
- unfriendly aliens
- neutral aliens
- primitive aliens
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 1st
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of kissing
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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