|Plot Summary of The Gripping Hand|
|"The sequel to The Mote in God's Eye, The Gripping Hand takes place 25 years later. Horace Bury and Kevin Renner uncover evidence that the Moties, who have been blockaded in their own solar system, might soon have a way to break out. Fortunately, a "cure" for the Motie breeding problems might make that irrelavent. When humans arrive in the Mote system, they find a fractured society full of factions vying for supremacy."
viking bob, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Gripping Hand|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
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
Cultural problems, alien culture
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- an entire race
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
- Domed/Underground City
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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