|Plot Summary of Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict: Heritage|
Tor, Dec 2001, 14.95, 350 pp.
Liam Kincaid knows how complex life can get as he is the Protector of the Taelon Companion Da'an and leads the underground human resistance to the aliens. With all that already pressing on his shoulders, Liam also struggles to contain his power that he gained from an alien ancestor.
Taelon's Synod leader Zo'or discharges a virus that harms thousands of humans in an opening ploy of a deadly gamut. Liam and his resistance followers struggle to find the cure before Zo'or's plan turns fruitful and leads to a genocide, with a gigantic proportional of death counts. However, Liam catches the virus' flu and more as his suppressed alien nature surfaces leaving him either as another statistic or humanity's savior.
GENE RODDENBERRY'S EARTH FINAL CONFLICT: HERITAGE contains a fast paced futuristic story line based on the popular TV series. Liam is an intriguing character struggling with balance and harmony inside his soul while also discharging his complex responsibilities. Though more for fans of Mr. Roddenberry's TV show, Doranna Durgin shows why she is an award-winning author because those readers who enjoy alien human encounters will find the novel entertaining too.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict: Heritage|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Political power play
- saving govt/kingdom from external overthrow
- preventing/managing clash/war between govts/kingdoms
If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:
- fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens)
- subtle invasion (mind control, lookalikes)
War or Invasion
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Cultural problems, alien culture
- feelings as an alien growing up among humans
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an entire race
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
- medium future 22-24th century
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- unfriendly aliens
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a fair amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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