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THE SPARROW

Russell, Mary Doria

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ISBN 10: 0679451501 / ISBN 13: 9780679451501
Edité par Villard Books [1996]., New York, 1996
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Octavo, boards. First edition, first printing with numeric code ending in "2." Has the first issue points: "karstic" instead of "karst," page 16, line 12; "thirty two feet per second" instead of "thirty two feet per second per second," page 95, lines 9-10, first issue dust jacket with the photograph credited to "Dina Ross" instead of "Dina Rossi." The author's first novel. 1998 Hugo award finalist. 1998 Arthur C. Clarke award winner. Winner of the 1996 Tiptree award (tied with "Mountain Ways" by Ursula K. Le Guin). Winner of the British Science Fiction Association Award, Novel, 1998. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-943. Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #46. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#104159). N° de réf. du libraire 104159

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Titre : THE SPARROW

Éditeur : Villard Books [1996]., New York

Date d'édition : 1996

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Edition : 1st Edition

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The Sparrow is a novel about a remarkable man, a living saint, a life-long celibate and Jesuit priest, who undergoes an experience so harrowing and profound that it makes him question the existence of God. This experience--the first contact between human beings and intelligent extraterrestrial life--begins with a small mistake and ends in a horrible catastrophe.

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In 2019, humanity finally finds proof of extraterrestrial life when a listening post in Puerto Rico picks up exquisite singing from a planet which will come to be known as Rakhat. While United Nations diplomats endlessly debate a possible first contact mission, the Society of Jesus quietly organizes an eight-person scientific expedition of its own. What the Jesuits find is a world so beyond comprehension that it will lead them to question the meaning of being "human." When the lone survivor of the expedition, Emilio Sandoz, returns to Earth in 2059, he will try to explain what went wrong... Words like "provocative" and "compelling" will come to mind as you read this shocking novel about first contact with a race that creates music akin to both poetry and prayer.

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