fiction classics science fiction short stories mysterious slow-paced

58 pages | first published 1966

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Dispatch the maimed, the old, the weak, destroy the very world itself, for what is the point of life if the promise of fulfilment lies elsewhere?On the windswept coast of rural Suffolk, a deranged scientist attempts to extract the essence of life ...
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Moods

mysterious 88%
dark 72%
tense 55%
emotional 16%
adventurous 11%
challenging 11%
sad 11%
funny 5%
informative 5%
reflective 5%

Pace

medium 57%
fast 31%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 87% | A mix: 12%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 35% | No: 28% | Yes: 28% | N/A: 7%

Loveable characters?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 21% | Yes: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 92% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 46% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 23%

Average rating

3.55