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Father Ruiz-Sanchez is a dedicated man--a priest who is also a scientist, and a scientist who is also a human being. He has found no insoluble conflicts in his beliefs or his ethics . . . until he is sent to Lithia. There he comes upon a race of aliens who are admirable in every way except for their total reliance on cold reason; they are incapable of faith or belief.

Confronted with a profound scientific riddle and ethical quandary, Father Ruiz-Sanchez soon finds himself torn between the teachings of his faith, the teachings of his science, and the inner promptings of his humanity. There is only one solution: He must accept an ancient and unforgivable heresy--and risk the futures of both worlds . . .

About the Author

James Blish served in World War II as a medical technician, joined the Futurians--a group of science fiction writers, fans, editors, and publishers-- wrote more than twenty books, and won the Hugo Award for A Case of Conscience in 1959. He moved to England in 1968 and continued to write until his death in 1975. In later years, James Blish contributed original stories and screenplays to the Star Trek saga.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345438355
Introduction:
Bear, Greg
Author:
Bear, Greg
Author:
Blish, James
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Faith and reason
Subject:
Life on other planets
Subject:
Religion and science
Subject:
Manichaeism
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
science fiction;fiction;sf;religion;aliens;novel;first contact;catholicism;1950s;classic;sff;hugo award;hugo winner;fantasy;jesuits;sf masterworks;christianity;ethics;space travel;philosophy;20th century;space
Edition Number:
1st Impact ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Del Rey Impact
Series Volume:
#WR-98-151
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.52x5.48x.68 in. .72 lbs.

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